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 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 You like storytelling and are open to learning about and trying to understand some challenges that other cultures might experience.
Don't see it if You don’t like storytelling and plays with a lot of words, you’re offended by occasional strong language, not interested in other cultures
See it if U like work bristling w/emotion-love/hate, loathing/oppression.The simple staging offers no shield from harsh truths about color in the US.
Don't see it if U don't like 2-handers. U are not up for a searing nite. The lightness of love is dwarfed by the weight of racial assumptions and history.
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 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 love plays that explore social issues in a very sensitive and enlightening way.
Don't see it if you don't like plays that tackle social issues.
See it if You are interested in a play about the realities of colorism and racism.
Don't see it if You haven't experienced colorism, or have reject its influence on personal and societal scale.
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 See it if you like a show that has a lot of storytelling. But, its not really directed to the audience. Very good acting.
Don't see it if You are not into interracial shows.
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 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 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 - For the absolutely beautiful language! - For the heavy, heartfelt moments. - Especially if you are a person of color!
Don't see it if - You ain't woke. - You're looking for something light and fluffy.
See it if You're curious about the historical internal rift within the black community regarding skin complexion and if you like race issues.
Don't see it if You don't like minimal stage sets with no props or you are looking for a complex plot.
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 you enjoy two actors on stage the whole time telling the journey of life by being on two separate ends of the black spectrum
Don't see it if You don't like race plays
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 Great two man show playing multiple characters and your not confused at all racially charged real life issues very emotional deep south A+
Don't see it if Only two people strong language Alcoholism Small theatre Simple set
See it if You like fantastic performers, gut-wrenching truth about having either Black skin tone or light skin tone and how others perceive you!
Don't see it if You are not comfortable with coarse language or addressing color barriers, etc.
See it if It's extremely relevant given our racial climate. Two superb actors and two chairs take you on an incredible journey.
Don't see it if Although it is specific to people of the African diaspora, colorism impacts all races equally.