Ileen works for Dr. Miller as the office manager. The doctor tells her that their other coworker, Jaclyn, a black woman, isn’t a good fit. He wants Ileen to write down any infractions she makes to bring to HR Ileen is hesitant, but eventually agrees. Then, Jaclyn arrives in a very friendly manner, but she soon notices things are a bit off. This includes the fact that they had the day’s patient’s meeting before she arrived.
This play is very hilarious as the audience gets to know the characters. Joel Drake Johnson has written a very sharp workplace comedy. It builds very well to a dramatic conclusion.
Deanna Reed-Foster (The First Deep Breathe, Be Here Now) is so funny and confident as Jaclyn. With just a look after someone does something a bit off or racist, she has everyone laughing. Daria Harper is excellent as the naïve Ileen who mostly goes along with whatever the doctor says. Adam Schulmerich (the understudy) is great as the unlikable Dr Miller who is probably unaware of his offensive comments. Lastly, Barbara Roeder Harris is solid as the recurring patient with some interesting ideas about slavery.
Cost of a ticket: $45
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