About This Show

Roundabout Theatre Company welcomes back playwright Mansa Ra following his triumphant 2017 Underground debut.

In this new work commissioned by Roundabout, three generations of men live under one roof and grapple with their own truths of what it means to be Black and gay. It’s an exploration of pride, pain, and patience through the unflinching eyes of fathers and sons.

“In ‘… what the end will be,’ facing death really means reckoning with life — what makes it worth living despite its impermanence — and learning how to seize some measure of joy for yourself. It’s everything that is meant when we say that Black lives matter… An astute and poignant reflection on sexuality, mortality and Black masculinity. Did I mention it’s also a comedy?” – Naveen Kumar, The New York Times (NYT Critic’s Pick)

“90 minutes of provocative (and hilarious) theater.” – Pete Hempstead, TheaterMania

“There is an undeniable pleasure in watching the tensions in this unusual family surge and subside.” – Charles Isherwood, The Wall Street Journal

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: May 12, 2022 Opening Night: June 2, 2022 Final Performance: July 10, 2022

Theatermania Review

| | June 2, 2022
Mansa Ra’s new play expands our ideas of the American family — and American drama.

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