Review by TIA STREATYJune 25, 2016 certified reviewer
What I liked
Politically Challenged is excellently written and immaculately executed by the actors. I loved how this coincided with what is taking place in our country right now, and it almost makes me wonder if Matthew is somehow giving us an inside peek of what he has personally watched take place before. It’s very believable and Matthew weaves the political jargon masterfully. The actors were present, connected and played off of each other with ease. Jamye Grant gives a memorable performance, and is a delicate balance between sass, charm and wit, which is refreshing as oftentimes in a play with a majority white cast, the African American actors are overly endowed with the stereotypical urban qualities that most audiences expect.
What I didn't like
My overall impression
I would love to see a continuation of this play production. It feels as though the play comes to an end, just as it is building up momentum, leaving the audience wanting more as many questions go unanswered. You can almost begin to imagine at the curtain call, stills of the faces of each actor with captions at the bottom noting what later happened in each of their lives. It’s long enough of a play to become invested in each character, yet too short to feel closure. Which can only lead to one conclusion: GIVE US MORE! And that’s one heck of a good position to be in!