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The Inheritance or Slave Play?

GaryinLA
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The Inheritance or Slave Play?#26
Posted: 12/1/19 at 1:26pm

So I saw Part 1 yesterday. For the first 15 minutes or so, I saw "another bunch of bitchy queens" trading zingers. It took me awhile to get into it. I DO agree with many of you that the play tries to be very self-important, and that some scenes are amazing, and the end of Part 1 is wonderful.  The theater was filled with guys like myself "of a certain age" who lived - survived - from the beginnings of the AIDS crisis through today. I DID have to sleep on it, as they say, to really have my emotions elicited. I'm glad I chose to see this, and plan to see Part 2. 

Braniff Forever
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The Inheritance or Slave Play?#27
Posted: 12/2/19 at 6:53am
See The Inheritance, one of the best plays to ever hit the Broadway stage. I’ve seen both parts and they were phenomenal! Slave Play, on the other hand, was horrendous, and by that, I mean, it was so boring. The sci d part of Slave Play wanders into tedious analysis that I could not follow nor did I care what the characters were talking about. The only good part about Slave Play is that it makes white people think about the long term psychological damage that slavery inflicted upon African Americans. It can make whites more empathetic to this lives of African Americans but the play itself is tedious and boring for sure. The Inheritance is riveting from start to finish!!
mattyp4
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The Inheritance or Slave Play?#28
Posted: 12/2/19 at 3:39pm

Both of these shows were hugely disappointing to me. I was looking forward to both of them a great deal.

Have you considered The Gazillion Bubble Show instead?

Kidding. But I would maybe say Slave Play only b/c you can see it all in one shot. It's like 1/5 the length of The Inheritance & you'll only have to waste money one on ticket instead of two. :P

mattyp4
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The Inheritance or Slave Play?#29
Posted: 12/2/19 at 3:41pm

Oh sorry-- I didn't realize this post was from a few weeks ago & that you already saw The Inheritance Part 1.

Welp. Glad you enjoyed it. Here's hoping you like Part 2 just as much.

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The Inheritance or Slave Play?#30
Posted: 12/2/19 at 8:21pm

saw both last week (including part 2)  and highly recommend each production. 

feeling incredibly fortunate to have had the chance to see both The Inheritance and Slave Play

rg7759
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The Inheritance or Slave Play?#31
Posted: 12/9/19 at 9:50am
Regarding tony, I'm flabbergasted that they're calling this a leave of absence and not a replacement. flabbergasted.

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