Reviews for 'Resisting'
THEATRE NOVA PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
by David Wells
Oct. 27 through Nov. 19, 2018
From the playwright of the smash-hit IRRATIONAL comes this hard-hitting and topical play about systemic racism in the American legal system. Based on a true story, a young black woman who begins to film an incident of police brutality is subjected to shocking treatment herself and becomes embroiled in a legal case that never should have been. As the case unfolds, she and her idealistic, white public defender must decide whether the personal cost of justice is one they are willing to pay.
Directed by Billicia Hines, "Resisting" features Tayler Jones, Annie Dilworth, Will Bryson, and Patrick O’Lear. The production and design team includes Forrest Hejkal (scenic and projection design), Daniel C. Walker (lighting design), Carla Milarch (costume design), Billicia Hines (sound design), and Michelle Resnick (stage manager).
"Resisting packs a powerful punch. It’s a polished script, perfectly executed, and punctuated with a platinum performance of Tayler Jones in the lead role. This 90-minute play will likely be staged for years to come to larger audiences – or, at least, should be. If I were a high school civics teacher, Resisting would be a field trip. ...this is a story that does well in continuing the terrific and valid work being done at Theatre Nova, which brings new work to life, and especially work that seems ripped from the national discourse these days.”
IT'S ALL THEATRE
"Theatre Nova is presenting the world premiere of David Wells’ tense drama “Resisting.” The woman in the play is named Tamika (Tayler Jones in a fine, emotionally moving performance)...“Resisting” is as entertaining as it is unsettling. It’s relevant, fast-paced, and thought-provoking. See it for the great piece of theatre that it is. " -It's All Theatre
ALL ABOUT ANN ARBOR
'Resisting' by David Wells is an important play illustrative of the harsh reality in which many live
""Resisting" is easily one of the toughest plays to watch because of how real and compelling the story is. ...each of the actors give amazing performances... Despite the fact that it can difficult to watch at times, it is nonetheless an important play that everyone should seek out. It is stories like Tamika's that happen every day throughout our country. Change is never easy, but spreading awareness in a variety of ways, including the arts, is paramount. "Resisting" should not be missed, nor should its unapologetic look at violence and an unjust system be ignored. " -It's All Theatre