The Milwaukee Repertory Theater presented Until The Flood in the Spring of 2018, before I joined their Social Media Club and starting writing responses to the plays that they presented. So I don’t have a link back to my original thoughts on this play.
But I really think that this is a play that deserves your attention and fortunately, the Rep has made a recording of the play available on line for free! This version was not recorded at the Rep but relies on the same creative team. So here are the details…and access to stream the video.
About Until the Flood
Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith (Forever) explores the social uprising in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Pulling from her extensive interviews with Missouri residents, Orlandersmith crafts a stunning theatrical experience that must be seen. The Chicago Tribune called it “palpably compassionate” and raved that it “achieves a great beauty by bringing us together rather than driving us apart.”
The presentation will use video footage from the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre production.
I don’t know how long this will be available so don’t dawdle as I am prone to do. I will watch this again this week or over the weekend with the intention of posting my reactions maybe next week. So maybe, then, we can compare notes! Enjoy!