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.
See it if Solo actress plays various St Louisans giving their perspective on the M. Brown killing. Compelling, chilling portrayals of the characters.
Don't see it if You don't want to confront racism, classism, and fear in the USA. This show isn't just about Ferguson. It's scary.
See it if solo show about the Michael Brown killing specifically & racism in general; she plays a variety of characters of various ages & views
Don't see it if don't like solo shows where the actor plays a variety of parts no matter how well done
See it if you can appreciate a playwright who not only writes her own plays, but acts in them as well.
Don't see it if you are not open to experience a 360 degree view about the Ferguson, Missouri Michael Brown shooting and the effects it had on the residents
See it if You'd like an even-handed, Anna Deavere Smith style, inquiry into the events and people of Ferguson. You get a wide range, well presented.
Don't see it if You want a drama, not a presentation, though this is dramatic. You don't care, or don't want to think about, issues of race.
See it if you can bare looking at the horrific events in Ferguson with an open mind-DO brings to life 8 characters who give us their POV on the event.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a profound exploration from many differing perspectives of the recent tragedy in Missouri, you don't do non-fluff.
See it if Fantastic Chamaeleon like one woman show Dael Orlandsmith Does multiple characters so well you believe you’re watching Different characte
Don't see it if I can’t think of a reason not to see it it was wonderfully done.
See it if you want a nuanced take on race and enjoy solo performances. Dael accurately captures the thoughts and actions of a wide cast of characters
Don't see it if your mind is closed to the complexity of racial issues. Even the hypocrisy of liberals is challenged. This play makes you think.
See it if A compellingly honest snapshot of race in America, and a moving and empathic dissection of Ferguson
Don't see it if you want to see a show that fits into a clear genre and that unfolds quickly, or if you don't want to see a one woman show
See it if u want 2 c a solo/writer/performer par excellence brilliantly relate the story of racism without judgment, u love poetry
Don't see it if u don't want to hear more than one side of a sad reality, r afraid to think outside the box or don't want 2 c what u never thought of before
Also this is a story of hope and hopelessness until the flood
See it if You care about the subject matter. You care about police brutality. You care about Black Lives Matter. You care about our black children.
Don't see it if You are not open-minded and are not willing to hear characters speak from both sides of a traumatic event.
See it if you want a compelling, engaging story and riveting performance. The evening is entertaining as well as educational and moving. Masterful.
Don't see it if you don't want to reflect on today's most note worthy news stories.
See it if You want to see a nuanced, in-depth reflection on Ferguson, with great acting that brings many interesting & complex characters to life
Don't see it if Can’t think of a reason to not see this show.. guess if you are apathetic and uninterested in one of the most important issues in America
See it if You appreciate great acting and want to hear diverse voices on U.S. racism, police violence, and how the past informs the present.
Don't see it if You're not willing to be uncomfortable on issues of race and white supremacy, or if you need a neat ending.
See it if you want to hear several characters react to Ferguson. DO shares deep insights into American racial relations. She's a masterful performer.
Don't see it if you dislike solo shows on current issues. DO's work is similar to Deavere Smith. DO subtly suggests ways to improve the entrenched problem.
See it if The Michael Brown/Darren Wilson tragedy thru the eyes of the community Orlandersmith's solo powerfully felt & written keeping an even keel
Don't see it if Evenhandedness to some extent dilutes passion & instills a clinical feel Power of the tragedy still comes thru but at a sane remove
See it if fine poetic script takes your breath away w its insights into the fear, anger, prejudice and yes empathy of the people in or around Ferguson
Don't see it if O-smith solidly portrays many characters in show but does not have the acting chops to carry them all off
See it if you are open to a one-person show delivering the many perspectives of the 2014 events in Ferguson, Missouri, masterfully, thoughtfully,
Don't see it if you have already made up your mind about what the shooting of Michael Brown was all about & THINK you understand both black & white racism
See it if you want to engage with the socio-political world around you through the masterful storytelling of Orlandersmith.
Don't see it if you are in search of escapism theatre, or are not in the mind frame to deal with heavy hitting issues in a frank and honest manner.
See it if You like powerful solo performances, docu-theater, want to be challenged and leave with something to think about.
Don't see it if You don't like solo shows; are uncomfortable with discussions of racism and other American problems.