Jonathan Peck and Thuli Dumakude in 'generations' (Photo credit: Julieta Cervantes)
Jonathan Peck and Thuli Dumakude in ‘generations’ (Photo credit: Julieta Cervantes)

Off Broadway’s Soho Rep has a knack for innovative, immersive stage productions. The company’s latest is debbie tucker green’s generations, a short but memorable evening that transforms the Rep’s storefront black-box space into the kitchen of a South African shanty. A family prepares a meal, repeating whole passages of dialogue as members of the clan gradually disappear after each scene. It’s a structurally interesting conceit, but the dialogue never transcends the ordinary. As a result, the cumulative effect is less devastating than it could be. Check out my B– review on EW.com

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