Lakewood Playhouse - The Niceties

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What begins as a polite clash in perspectives, explodes into an urgent debate about race, history, and power. Lakewood Playhouse presents The Niceties May 31st-June 16th, 2024 (Fridays-Sundays). The play is a compelling depiction of racial and generational divides as it asks who gets to tell the story of America, and how. Each performance will be followed by a talkback about the play and its themes.

At an elite East Coast university, an ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor meet to discuss a paper the college junior is writing about the American Revolution. They’re both liberal. They’re both women. They’re both brilliant. But very quickly, discussions of grammar and Google turn to race and reputation, and before they know it, they’re in dangerous territory neither of them had foreseen – and facing stunning implications that can’t be undone.

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