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Reviews of Redwood

November 5, 2019

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L to R: Ashley Mellinger, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson, Charles Grant, Andrea Vernae, and Orion Bradshaw in Redwood. Photo by Russell J. Young

What Critics are Saying

"Allen, who also appears in the production, splices together race, identity and genealogy in a provocative piece that couldn't feel more timely in an increasingly multiracial America ... a challenging, memorable production that bodes well for the company’s Wolf era." – The Oregonian

"Redwood is an insightful, funny, of-the-moment (occasionally tear-inspiring) play about race and identity ... The play recognizes the horrors of our collective past and the complexity of our present, while looking optimistically toward the future." – BroadwayWorld

"Allen’s genius lies in her ability to grapple with the issues of our history and our country’s racism in its many incarnations; to play real, hard and fair to get every member of the audience engaged in what she is saying; and to do it with comedy, wit, and grace." – Judy Nedry

What Audiences are Saying

"Hilarious, meaningful, and grounded! The stylization of the vignettes was phenomenal and felt incredibly new and refreshing onstage."

"Captivating and super entertaining."

"A clever, thought-provoking, important play. Go see it!"

"So gorgeous! I will never forget this riveting dance!!"

"Wonderful, shocking and funny at the same time. I would see it again!"

"Everything about the show was superb. The ending was unexpected and sudden and I loved it."

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