A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Dael Orlandersmith 's drama is a powerful examination of the intraracial tensions that impact communities and individual lives. More…
Alma and Eugene have known each other since they were young children. As their childhood connection matures into love, Alma struggles to free herself from her mother’s poverty and alcoholism, while Eugene must contend with the legacy of being "yellow"—lighter-skinned than his brutal and unforgiving father.
See it if you want to witness powerful acting about race and these ingrained issues stemming from American history from the 1950s.
Don't see it if you like a grand production with many actors and racial issues.
See it if You like amazing acting, great story, with masterful writing. The two actors were so amazing, they take you to such journey wt many emotions
Don't see it if You like Elaborate decor with many actors.This is in a small theatre with two actors only.If you arent interested to learn about colored ppl
See it if This is brilliant heart felt running to a denouement you wish you could avoid. Everyone should see this above the age of 12 and some younger
Don't see it if You don’t want to be mesmerized by 2 brilliant professionals on a bard stage w 2 chairs. If you are uncomfortable with discussions of race.
See it if like having your emotions stretched to the limit, with laughs, touching exchanges that are true to life, and heart-breaking twists.
Don't see it if you are in the mood for something light; or prefer fancy staging and lots of action; or prefer a musical; dislike plays with racial issues.
See it if you need an example of how with good writing & excellent acting you can be totally absorbed for 2:20 with just two actors and two chairs.
Don't see it if you need a lot of scenery and flash in your productions. But even then, this production may convince you they're not necessary!
See it if You like great,spare writing, extraordinary acting, wonderful staging, relevant plays about relationships & the color you are born
Don't see it if don't like visceral plays about relationships and being or great acting and writing and powerful resonance
See it if If you want to see an excellent 2 person show about a black experience.
Don't see it if If you’re not interested in the suffering of black people on our society.
Also The direction, writing and acting were excellent.
See it if You enjoy plays with incredibly acting, wonderful writing, great staging. This Pulitzer prize finalist is one definitely to see.
Don't see it if You have a problem going to off-off Broadway locations like Bed-Stuy, don't like plays with small casts & simple sets.
See it if you want to be enlightened about issues you may not even know exist, in a beautiful and sensitive production with two phenomenal actors.
Don't see it if you are discomfited by racial subjects, don't like pared-down productions consisting entirely of dialog or want cotton-candy entertainment.
See it if you recognize how subdivisions within minority groups profoundly influence individuals; liked Is God Is (Dukes astonishes in both plays)
Don't see it if you’re settled in thinking of racial groups as monoliths; don’t relate to being aware of how society rewards & punishes certain body types
See it if You are a person who try’s to peel back the layers of a culture. Examine how self worth can/is tied to supficial racial standards/biases.
Don't see it if You are looking for something merely as light entertainment or you prefer stories that look at life through rose colored glasses.
See it if You want to see two superb acting performances of a masterful and dense script. Marveling at how they learned it all.
Don't see it if Stories focused on race and identity or minimalist shows aren’t of interest to you.
See it if you want to see some of the best acting in the world right now in an intimate space about internalized oppression that could exist in anyone
Don't see it if you want happy, upbeat stuff that isn't completely focused on language & the sculpting of great drama - this is muscular, dark and riveting
See it if You want more insight into race and how it shapes relationships inside family. You want to see some great talent assembled in one place.
Don't see it if You get restless with thorough examination of a subject, the writing builds layer upon layer of one pained topic: colorism in family dynamic
See it if You want to see a well written and executed play. You want to laugh and gasp and see two amazing performers bring this story to life.
Don't see it if You are not interested in a play about life in the south and how the color of your skin can impact your life from others and yourself.
See it if you are open to a play where intra-racial prejudice is front and center. A powerful narrative about two African-Americans who are lovers.
Don't see it if you would be bothered by the tension and animosity caused by different shades of blackness between two lovers and family prejudices.
See it if you want a marvelous theatrical experience. An opportunity to see a play about the Black community with a responsive Black audience.
Don't see it if you are afraid of the outer boroughs. The theater is 7 stops into Brooklyn.
See it if you want to see a difficult and controversial topic handled intelligantly
Don't see it if you're looking for a big splashy production or don't like "coming of age" stories
See it if You are willing to confront the hard consequences of race and colorism in family & society. This is a powerful work that holds nothing back
Don't see it if You want something light, if you want happy endings or if you have little appreciation for how skin color impacts opportunity.
See it if Like the idea of a marriage of the same ethnicity, can still be descrimated. against by the color of their skin. Don't mind the message.
Don't see it if You are Expecting, a musical, and don't like a 2 person play, dealing with racially charged issues.
See it if Incredible acting that keeps you engaged throughout. An important story, that is still resonant today.
Don't see it if Bare-bones staging that consists of 2 chairs. The acting and story is so well done that you really don't need much more.
See it if you like plays about race/color discrimination, deleterious effects of family, community & society on child development and self image.
Don't see it if you like plays that do not challenge your intellect but favor those that are not intense, have happy endings and provide light entertainment
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