Already closed | 1h 10m | West Village

Until the Flood

From 23 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent, Resonant

About the show

Alumni writer Dael Orlandersmith returns to Rattlestick as writer and performer of this solo-play, written in response to Michael Brown’s death. More…

After interviewing scores of St. Louis residents, Orlandersmith plays many faces and voices based on the life of the region. 'Until the Flood' offers a mosaic of voices within this community, where one viewpoint is not held above others.

1h 10m | Already closed | Rattlestick Theatre (West Village)


January 18th, 2018
“Brings the questions, the pain and even the unspeakable thoughts of hundreds, if not millions, to life. ‘Until the Flood’ is an urgent moral inquest...Orlandersmith digs deep enough into each character, and with such decency, that no segment seems obligatory. Even the worst human among them is a...
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January 19th, 2018
"Eye-opening and quietly moving...Orlandersmith brings an entire community to life by channeling her interviews with people who were on the scene of this inflammatory racial incident...Orlandersmith slips in and out of character...It’s hard to say exactly what Orlandersmith does that makes all th...
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January 18th, 2018
“A heartrending demonstration of the potential of art to reach across cultural boundaries and generate the kind of empathy that could potentially help bring us all closer together...Part of the appeal of ‘Until the Flood’ lies in seeing the dazzlingly nimble ways in which Orlandersmith transforms...
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January 19th, 2018
"’Until the Flood’ is compact and hard-hitting...Orlandersmith is a brilliant listener...adding to the impact of each vignette is her skill at transforming herself into each of the speakers at a moment's notice...This brief, fast-moving piece maintains its grip from first to last, thanks to Orlan...
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