New York | Ends Oct 07

You Wouldn't Expect

1 Members say: Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant
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1h 30m | Ends Oct 07 | The Chain Theatre (Midtown W)

American Bard Theater Company presents the NYC premiere of this drama examining poverty, race, and the shocking truths about the 1960’s government-sponsored eugenics program. More…

The play's action happens largely at the Eugenics Office (local government office for forced sterilization) where we see the cat-and-mouse workings of the two women who work there, the applied pressure of the eugenics practice on four African-American woman, and two scenes “in the field” at the squalid shack of a pedophile father angling to get his daughter “fixed” so that he won’t have to deal with outcome of his actions, the offspring.

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"Smart and painful play...This intelligent and emotionally draining play sheds light on a dark treatment of people that's mostly hidden from history under sheets. The acting is very affecting particularly from the mother...The play is compelling in its direct depiction of the inhumane eugenics program sanctioned by legislation." Full Review

Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you are interested in historical events that are still very contemporary and in thought provoking drama.

Don't see it if you are not interested in very disturbing American history.

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