We owe Kantor and Twohey a debt of gratitude for not wavering in the face of so many obstacles. There’s the completely understandable reluctance of the victims to discuss, and therefore re-experience, their dreadful trauma. There’s the persistent, sometimes diabolical efforts of the perpetrators and accomplices to prevent these stories from being told, to smear and intimidate victims and investigators alike.
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book . . . appeared at just the right moment, when the media was saturated with cases of police acting unprofessionally, destructively and sometimes murderously in their dealings with young black men.
David Auburn and his cast have brought forward all of the humor in Wilder’s script, and all of the character that makes this a very special look at human history and American’s part in creating the world we all now live in.