Buzzer

RUNNING TIME
1hr. 30min.
Closed

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Playwright Tracey Scott Wilson (The Good Negro, The Story) returns to The Public with Buzzer, a darkly funny, intensely gripping new play The Chicago Tribune calls "a sizzling drama about race, real estate and sexual betrayal."

Jackson left his tough Brooklyn neighborhood by winning a scholarship to Exeter, where he met Don, a play-hard rich boy who became his unlikely best friend. Now a Harvard-educated lawyer, Jackson's bought a place in the newly gentrifying area he grew up in. But Jackson's white girlfriend, Suzy, isn't so sure she belongs in a community "on the verge." When Don comes to crash with his old buddy and stay clean, his stories of the neighborhood's dangerous past collide with the growing disconnect between Jackson and Suzy, and the treacherous sexual and racial tensions waiting just beyond the door and demanding to be let in.

NEWS AND REVIEWS

Buzzer - Apr 8, 2015

Tracey Scott Wilson on Race, Class, and Gentrification in Buzzer at the Public Theater - Mar 31, 2015

First Look at Grantham Coleman, Tessa Ferrer, and Michael Stahl-David in Buzzer - Mar 24, 2015

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