Annie Potts Stars in the Critically-Acclaimed AfterMath at Matrix Theatre
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Tarell Alvin McCraney's latest acclaimed play tracks the coming-of-age of a group of talented young African-American prep-school singers whose choral prowess is woven seamlessly into the story. Pharus, the undisputed superstar of the choir, is searching for the courage to let his true self shine through, in this work by MacArthur Fellowship-winner McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), who's been called "without question, the hottest young playwright in America" (Chicago Tribune). The West Coast premiere reunites director Trip Cullman, star Jeremy Pope and several other cast members from its 2013 New York run. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Beloizeau
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Truly loved it! Annie is stellar. The mannerisms, the accent, the drama. She inhabits the character. She made us laugh and wax nostalgic and think. Supporting cast of "the children" and "the handyman" were equally up to the task. We (four friends and I) rate this as a truly amazing experience that we were privileged to enjoy together. And special "props" to the set designer ... Every last detail of tha Queens kitchen and bedroom set was real and resonated. We'd see it again in a hearbeat ... And maybe will. Don't miss it.
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I echo all the postive comments about the fine acting + well-written script. However, we were ill-repared for so much shouting + sc reaming, we nearly left. Yes, there were some funny lines but this is not a comedy. Just be prepared for an...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“Shoenman’s play is powered by an emotional authenticity both funny and wrenching… At the end of this fast-moving 80 minutes, you’ll feel you’ve been through all the stages of grief. And emerge, moved, on the side of life.” —Los Angeles Times (Critic’s Choice)
Goldstar members loved AfterMath in its premiere at the Odyssey Theatre. Read their reviews here.
Written by Elliot Shoenman
Directed by Mark L. Taylor
A guest production at the Matrix Theatre.