Dolphins and Sharks

Finborough Theatre

Dolphins and Sharks

12 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017

£16.00 - £18.00

Pro reviewers rating
3 reviews

3.3 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

My first supervisor was a African girl named Ann, and she had the nerve to tell me that I don’t have a right to call myself African American. I had to tell that heffa just because your people sold my people doesn’t mean I don’t got 
African roots.

Yusuf needs a break – his philosophy degree from NYU isn't opening any doors, but his new job would help him pay his overdue rent; Xiomara doesn’t want to settle for the marriage scenario her Dominican mother keeps pushing on her; and Isabel needs her job to put three kids through school, but still manages to keep her sense of humour.

All three are employees of Harlem Office, New York, a neighbourhood copy shop where promotions are rare, raises are even rarer, and racism is often on display. 
 But when one staff member is given the chance to move up to manager, friendships are tested and loyalty turns out to be less valuable than cold hard cash. Soon cutbacks and office politics have everyone fighting to keep their jobs and their sanity…

European Premiere

 

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“An explosive comedy-drama of office politics and racial tension.”

The Stage (Other reviewers)

“Tyler never affords his characters the dignity they deserve, nor the reality they need... Struggles for authenticity.”

Matt Trueman (What's On Stage, Time Out)

“Witty, fast-talking Isabel: lovely work from Ammos... Spirited but schematic... Yet Tyler has much of worth to say.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

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