This year’s winner of the Pulitzer Prize in drama, Fairview, has audiences squirming in their seats. What opens as a tepid family dinner party in an African-American household, quickly unravels, forcing audience members to confront their own racial views and prejudices. The subject is surveillance and how it impacts people of color with a vengeance. Works like Really and We Are Proud To Present earned playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury a reputation as one to watch, and this caustic new work is sophisticated, barbed, and leaves a lasting mark. Transferring from New York to the London stage, it’s directed by the Young Vic’s Genesis Fellow and associate director, Nadia Latif. —B.A.
Young Vic Theatre 66 The Cut, Lambeth, London SE1 8LZ, United Kingdom Get Directions »