Closed 2h 15m
Waiting for Giovanni
Soho/Tribeca
87

Waiting for Giovanni NYC Reviews and Tickets

87%
(7 Reviews)
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Members say
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing

About the Show

The Other Side of Silence presents a new play that imagines a moment in the mind of James Baldwin, in which he struggles with writing the novel that he’s been told will ruin his career.

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Member Reviews (7)

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Ambitious, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Profound

See it if Play moves fast. A very good detailed plot on Baldwin. Very sparse stage, 2 chairs and a table. Actors are very good.

Don't see it if If you don't like a small black box. Has a small amount of humor but it is a very serious play. If you don't want a quick moving serious pla

92
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you want an exploration of what it means to be a gay man (especially an African American one) in this country

Don't see it if you don't like gay or black issues

Critic Reviews (2)

July 15th, 2018

“A brilliantly imagined look at the impact of racial discord on Baldwin as he completes his second novel...In imagining the writer's inner turmoil, Gomez brings these issues into sharp focus...Finley has directed a gripping, emotionally resonant production, acted on a virtually bare stage—save for two chairs and one table—that presents Baldwin as humane, deeply introspective, and haunted by insecurities and legitimate worries.”
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July 18th, 2018

“At slightly less than two hours running time, the play moves quickly, and the cast is well up to the task at hand. For fans of Baldwin and his seminal works, those who love a good civil rights play, or anyone seeking a good love story, ‘Waiting for Giovanni’ will not disappoint.”
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