Dark Comedy Flag Day from Critically-Acclaimed Second Wind Productions
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The last date listed for Flag Day was Sunday September 21, 2008 / 2:00pm.
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Featured review from K.L.
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I hadn't understood going in that this production is essentially two mini-plays (one before intermission and one after) with no connection other than the fact they both address issues of race (and use some of the same actors). I found the first one riveting and the second one a bit tedious. The acting was solid, but I'm not sure how deep or effective the racial explorations were. There's certainly fodder for good conversation after the show, but I didn't find the "talk-back" with the actors, director, and producer afterward to be enlightening; I'd suggest just getting a coffee with friends and talking about it that way instead. Overall: a solidly good but not great show.
High atop a corporate office building, two men – one white, one black – seek harmony in their high-pressure world. When their simmering prejudices need venting, they resort to a corporate-approved ‘solution’ that lets them speak their minds in this hilariously dark comedy. Meanwhile, in a story inspired by real-life tragedy, a young writer imagines the long conversation between a dying white man who lies embedded in a car windshield and the black woman who is trying desperately not to let this distraction ruin her celebration of Flag Day. Second Wind Productions has been called “invigorating and exciting” by the San Francisco Examiner, “witty and compassionate” by the San Francisco Chronicle, and “small theatre at its best” by the Bay Guardian. Don’t miss this West Coast Premiere by Pulitzer Prize nominee, Lee Blessing.