772641 redbrownwater 010810

In The Red and Brown Water

Studio Theatre (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

12 ratings
3.8 average rating
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10 reviews
43 stars
attended Feb 21 2010

This is outstanding work, that superbly combines element of the African, African-American and Shakespearean theatre arts traditions. The language and staging are raw, but if the patron is familiar with the African American culture, then the...continued

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13 reviews
12 stars
attended Feb 20 2010

In my view, the play is pathetic. Although a lot is happening: a death, birth, break-ups etc, there is no dramatic development what so ever. The "fresh" device of characters pronouncing aloud their stage remarks wears off almost immediately and...continued

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1 review
5 stars
attended Feb 20 2010

The acting was fine. The material was gritty, raw, obscene, x-rated. It is the kind of material many white people enjoy who want to see black people suffering and disrespecting themselves. It ends up a travesty as well as a tragedy. (Like Sugar...continued

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28 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 28 2010

Everyone in my group of four agreed that this play was a mess. The first act was adequate, but elements were introduced in the second act that went absolutely nowhere. This play aspired to be a serious work of art but ended up as a showcase for...continued

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8 reviews
17 stars
attended Feb 21 2010

I found the play interesting and thought-provoking. It is not for anybody who is sensitive about language or sexual expressions. This is not quite experimental theater, but it falls outside the standard story-telling format and instead presents...continued

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 27 2010

Great, enthralling performance!

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 27 2010

A well acted and creatively directed/produced play.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 25 2010

This was a very powerful play, made even more so by the superb acting. My one complain, which had nothing to do with the performance, was the time the play started. Eight o'clock is too late, I would have much prefered a 7:00 or 7:30 curtain time.

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