Roundabout Underground presents this new drama about a young man in the early '60s who joins the Freedom Riders. More…
Tennessee-born playwright Jiréh Breon Holder takes us back to Nashville in the summer of 1961. The Freedom Riders are embarking on a courageous journey into the Deep South. When 20-year-old Bowzie Brandon gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join the movement, he’ll have to convince his loved ones—and himself—that shaping his country’s future might be worth jeopardizing his own.
See it if you like small, well put together productions about the Freedom Riders. Well acted and resonant today, worth seeing!
Don't see it if You aren't into historical dramas about civil rights.
See it if you are interested in viewing life through a lens of those who lived in the period of segregation and how they felt.
Don't see it if you are not interested in historically based performances by a SUPERB cast!
See it if You appreciate historical tales that allow a personal window into well-known movements & events. You enjoy heartfelt writing and characters.
Don't see it if You do not enjoy magical realism.
See it if You want to see a story about a period of American history rarely portrayed on stage. An fine study of four black friends in 1961 Nashville.
Don't see it if I would not miss this powerful play.
See it if You want an interesting take on the movement from the perspective of everyday people
Don't see it if You expect it to be solely about the experience of the freedom riders and have no patience for a couple of soapy elements
See it if You like plays based in historical events, are not uncomfortable with American Civil Rights theme, enjoy committed ensemble performances.
Don't see it if You need lots of scene changes, you are uncomfortable with some of the truths of the Civil Rights Movement, you thrive on “happy” plays,
See it if you want to support new playwrights creating an original work with great acting and political issues.
Don't see it if you do not like historical pieces of work or small, intimate settings.
See it if you enjoy socially relevant themes that illuminate the personal side of historical events. Wonderful performances from all 4 cast members!
Don't see it if you don't like plays that have social relevance and involve the African-American experience in the civil rights era.
See it if you would like to see the struggles of the civil rights movement from new perspectives.
Don't see it if you have a short attention span or have hearing issues. The complicated, fast-spoken (at times), accented dialogue may be too difficult,
See it if You enjoy a nuanced show about black people and the ways that class can carry you away from the people you love.
Don't see it if If you don't like plays that tend to get a little rocky towards the second act.
See it if You want to see a powerful new playwright, you're interested in the Civil Rights movement and issues of race and class privilege.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in the issues and lives of black Americans, you don't like plays with almost no action, or history bores you.
See it if You like a well acted, dramatic show.
Don't see it if You have no interest in the struggles of African-Americans during the beginning’s of the civil rights era.
See it if You enjoy excellent story telling with stellar performances on a relevant topic.
Don't see it if You’re bigoted and narrow minded.
See it if You would like to see an amazing writer’s work at the beginning of his career. A different side of the civil rights movement
Don't see it if If you dont like plays about historical events
See it if you want a story that dramatizes the Freedom Rides by showing the impact on the relationships of two young Black couples in Nashville.
Don't see it if you have no interest in the Civil Rights movement.
See it if This is one of the most moving plays I have seen. It was poignant, well acted and moving. see it to see a real piece of American history
Don't see it if You don"t want to see a real piece of America and want to think everything is great and beautiful
See it if You like character-driven drama that feels like it could have been written 3 decades ago (in a good way!)
Don't see it if you need fast-paced fare
See it if You want to observe fine acting within a serious subject.
Don't see it if You have racial issues and are not at all interested in the civil rights movement.
See it if Beautiful song in Act II & some poignant moments in Act II make you wish the rest of the play was this good.
Don't see it if Most of play is slow, with monologues & amateurish acting. Way too long at 2 hours 15 minutes; would work far better at 90 minutes.