"good friday" by Kristiana Rae Colón
directed by Tara Branham
at Oracle Productions
To Be Woke
A Review of good friday at Oracle Productions
"Sure to be on the short list of outstanding Chicago plays this year, Kristiana Rae Colón’s “good friday” is a provocative examination of our culture of complacency. It widens the scope of brutal patriarchal influence to include the very group most susceptible to its effects: women. Its production at Oracle Theatre, with its immensely talented and predominantly female cast and crew, is the very definition of “woke.”...
Bearing witness to this truly breathtaking play is like watching an exercise in polemics become conscious of and begin to question itself. “good friday” is fiercely intellectual yet that intelligence is rooted deep within the playwright’s mastery of dramatic structure and her utter command of language. Colón’s play is forceful but not insistent..." Kevin Greene, Newcity Stage
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