Review by ASIA LYNN PITTSJune 16, 2018 certified reviewer
What I liked
The brothers relationships with one another within the script is wonderfully written. Spotlight on performances by Lucky and Maceo. Thai had me rolling laughing in many moments. And Kevyn had some very rich moments with his almost spoken word like speeches. The reveal of the ________ (left blank as to not give away spoilers) by Scoop was very rich.
What I didn't like
It seemed very Camp and over played in the beginning. About a quarter of the way through the ensemble seemed to relax into their roles. I lost a lot of words and intentions for Scoops character because he spoke so fast. I also felt the ending moment with Chess was a bit overplayed (as in forced not that Chess shouldn’t have that reaction) in order for it to sell I would have liked to see a bit more internal/external anxiety and panic within Maceos performance when dealing with the loss of his dear mother.
My overall impression
Big shout out to Lucky Mor for his fantastic writing! So many powerful moments, especially loved Tops monologues. This play touched me in many ways and shined a light on many current social and political issues that are in dire need of constant addressing. Reminded me of my own family dynamic specifically the aftermath of my own mother’s passing this time last year. This is a must see production!