Review: Racism provocative ‘Rasheeda Speaking’

February 12, 2015 4:00 AM

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NEW YORK — When the subject is racism, many people start to feel uncomfortable. Defensive or outraged; pick your side. It’s not a neutral topic, and “Rasheeda Speaking,”a new play by Joel Drake Johnson, doesn’t sugarcoat.

The New Group is presenting the dark comedy in a provocative production that opened Wednesday night off-Broadway, starring Ileen Wiest and Tonya Pinkins under Cynthia Nixon’s directorial debut. With that caliber of seasoned professionals, you know you’re going to get a rich theatrical experience des...

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