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Shadow/Land NYC Reviews and Tickets

(3 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Great writing, Ambitious, Confusing, Intense

About the Show

The Public presents a world premiere audio drama set in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.

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148 Reviews | 20 Followers
Intense, Resonant, Absorbing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if An audio theatre piece portraying the strength of Hurricane Katrina (both literal & metaphoric) Lizan Mitchell shines as Magalee

Don't see it if While full of ambition & talent, there's a lot of story put into 120 minutes But the infusion of Black history comes through with clarity

86 Reviews | 16 Followers
Thought-provoking, Dated, Absorbing, Great writing, Clever

See it if On audio, credit must be given for the audio production about the hurricane in New Orleans and a family run business. Support the arts.

Don't see it if Complimentary audio review of the production, no harm, listen to a part or two.

12 Reviews | 1 Follower
Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You're on a walk or hike and want to be swept into a beautifully written and, at times, heart-aching tale.

Don't see it if You can't stand poetry in your plays

Critic Reviews (1)

New York Theater
April 13th, 2021

On paper, the play can be read as a story of decline, both of a family and of a community, and how their story speaks to the larger erasure of Black history...But “Shadow/Land” is not on paper. It’s in your ear...What the production is really about is sound – the sounds of violent weather, and breaking glass, and panicked 911 calls; water flooding, dogs growling, helicopters passing by overhead. But it’s mostly a soundscape of language. “Shadow/Land” is really a work of poetry, a New Orleans gumbo thick with “the weight and rhythm” (as the playwright puts it in a note) of the Black vernacular.
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