Monthly Archives: May 2022
Written on May 9, 2022 at 4:41 pm, by Jennifer Lam
“A blazing, upsetting, necessary work for today…A searing look at miscegenation…Not seen in a major New York production since its premiere in 1972…the revival — in a Theatre for a New Audience production directed by Awoye Timpo — makes the case that the 50-year wait was far too long.” Read more from The New York…Read More »
Written on May 9, 2022 at 4:40 pm, by Jennifer Lam
“As powerful and real as anything you will see this season.” Read more from Time Out here. Wedding Band is now playing through May 15. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.
Written on May 3, 2022 at 4:30 pm, by Jennifer Lam
“An elegant production…a masterpiece…Alice Childress cuts deep with Wedding Band, exposing anti-Blackness down at the American bone.” Read more from New York Magazine here. Wedding Band is now playing through May 15. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.
Written on May 2, 2022 at 11:25 am, by Jennifer Lam
“The playwright Alice Childress, who lived from 1916 to 1994, never saw her work produced on Broadway. Unlike some of her Black contemporaries—Lorraine Hansberry, August Wilson—she wasn’t canonized or widely taught. In her later years, “she felt like she had been forgotten,” the dramaturge Arminda Thomas said the other day. Lately, though, Childress has been…Read More »
Written on May 1, 2022 at 5:19 pm, by Jennifer Lam
“Awoye Timpo directs this superb production of Wedding Band …A Cinemascope production for this simultaneously intimate and sprawling story. Jason Ardizzone-West’s set uses every inch of the theater and even a few we didn’t know about until he and Timpo reveal them to us in a thrilling conclusion. Read more from The Wrap <https://www.thewrap.com/wedding-band-off-broadway-review-the-theater-rediscovers-alice-childress/”>here. Wedding Band is…Read More »
Written on May 1, 2022 at 5:09 pm, by Jennifer Lam
“Good taste deserves to sell. For a prime example: this powerful revival of Alice Childress’ Wedding Band.” Read more from New York Stage Review <http://nystagereview.com/2022/05/08/wedding-band-alice-childress-play-on-racist-themes-breathtakingly-revived/”>here. Wedding Band is now playing through May 15. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.
Written on May 1, 2022 at 5:08 pm, by Jennifer Lam
“The overdue resurrection of Alice Childress continues with this first New York production in half a century of ‘Wedding Band,’ her richly resonant story of an interracial couple set in 1918 South Carolina…It is hard to imagine a more beautifully rendered, exquisitely acted version of this rarely seen drama.” Read more from New York Theater <https://newyorktheater.me/2022/05/08/wedding-band-review-alice-childress-love-hate-story-in-black-and-white/”>here.…Read More »
Written on May 1, 2022 at 4:53 pm, by Jennifer Lam
“A breathtakingly powerful production…By turns hilarious and gut-wrenching, this production of Wedding Band needs to be seen.” Read more from TheaterMania here. Wedding Band is now playing through May 15. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.