Reviewed by Mayank Keshaviah
“We’ve been silent too long.”
An African-American man dressed in a black hoodie and black pants enters and begins dancing to J. Cole’s “Be Free.” His movements are hip-hop, but also ballet. Then another joins him. And another. Soon seven men’s bodies are moving as one — joy, pain, anger, protest, and resilience flowing through them. One man carries a large American flag, lamenting, “This flag is heavy.” Another chimes in that it “drips with red drops of hypocrisy.”
Those red drops launch us into a vignette about the thousands of black men who fought in the Revolutionary War, and the Civil War, and in every other American war through the present day.
“Justice in my countr...
Wow!!!! As a lover of theater for many years I must say that I was incredibly impressed with this show. Before becoming a theater & film blogger, I directed shows for several years in New York. After directing “For Colored Girls”, I have always wondered when someone would tell the story of the black man. The way this play did Exceeded my expectations. ...