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Greenwood 1964

ensemble theatre · tubeman productions · Ages 8+ · United States of America

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MAX LUCES-TUCKER certified reviewer June 29, 2019
Brilliantly written. A period piece that applies today. The NAIL = RACISM It bothered both Harry & Sidney. Sidney (a dark-skinned black man) feels it the moment he wakes. Harry (a light-skinned black man) is grazed by it, the moment he swaggers into a room. They both recognize its existence. Harry wants to get rid of it. Sidney is ok with trying to ignore problem, he even covers it up. Once acknowledging the nail is everyone problem. They debate on who can seek and find the best tactic/tool, to deal with the “problem.” Their disagreements (to finding the solution) leads to fisticuffs. After failed individual attempts, Sidney, finally suggests, they work together to eradicate the problem. Sidney uplifts, (the sofa) Harr... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 27, 2019
There was a subtle humor in the writing that helped balance the intensity of the subject matter. The writing powerfully addressed the complexities of colorism, racism, and different approaches of activism to portray the environment in 1964 as well as the environment today. Both actors did a great job at portraying their respective roles and embodying the nuances of very distinct individuals. All of that tied in with symbolism that perfectly reflected the progression of the perspective and attitudes of the characters. ... full review
KELVIN BLUNT certified reviewer June 25, 2019
A solid, multi-layered show! Top-notch writing, acting and directing! ... full review
ROBIN JOHNSON certified reviewer June 25, 2019
tagged as: art · African American · friendship · Bold · powerful · heart
I really enjoyed this show.... full review
INA WILLIAMS certified reviewer June 24, 2019
Captivating, moving, thought-provoking, witty and important. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 06, 2019
tagged as: hope · Struggle · strong Black men · Race · racism · Colorism
Amazing acting, writing, direction and truth! You’ll see the actors, writer / director again— but it won’t be as cheap. See this NOW. This piece about how to create change is effectively could not be more poignant or necessary. Especially to the (Hollywoodized) Black experience. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 07, 2019
This is a really great show. Thematically, it is poignant and relevant to issues facing Black people today. The show takes place in 1964 during the Civil Rights Movement and the characters argue over the correct approach to effect change. Listening to them discuss what is happening at that time really makes you realize how little has changed in America since then. Things have changed in many ways, yes, but in so many other ways they really haven't at all. What is the best way to go about fighting for your cause? This show presents both sides of the argument and really makes you feel for each person's side.... full review
TATJANA RAJSP certified reviewer June 22, 2019
tagged as: Obligatory
Having seen the 2011 documentary "Sing Your Song" on Harry Belafonte's Civil Rights Tribute I could not miss Greenwood 1964 for the world and Ojarigi's perspective offered another witty insight into the attic in Greenwood where Poitier and Belafonte were fighting their inner batlles in 1964 while preparing the ground for generations to come. A must see performance! There were moments were I could actually see Harry and Sidney taking over from their younger counterparts Thomas Ramseur King and Eli Goree whose diction made me see Poitier vividly in front of me on the stage shadowacting his part.... full review
SONJA WARREN certified reviewer June 23, 2019
Memorable experience, very well written, great acting, powerful message. Racism explained through the civil rights lens and the vehicle of friendship, of two iconic American celebrities.... full review
BRIAN REYNOLDS certified reviewer June 07, 2019
tagged as: important · funny · Engaging · deep · emotional · educational · true
An important play that explores a true event in the civil rights struggle in a beautiful, real way.... full review