Pulitzer Prize Winner 2019
"Beverly’s husband Dayton (playful Charles Browning) spends his time thrusting his hips, seducing his wife, and half-listening to her endearing threats. It’s a hallmark of Black families to talk so much shit and laugh."
- Tyler Jeffreys, Theatrius
"Her husband Dayton (Charles Browning) appears next. He teases and flirts with his wife, encouraging her to relax. Dayton also helps out by tidying up and carrying food and party supplies in and out of the kitchen. Browning delivers his lines fast, the way that actors do on sitcoms, as if he can hear a laugh track cued up to punctuate his jokes."
-Jeffrey Edalatpour, SF Weekly
"Although she is cajoled by her playful husband Dayton (fine Charles Browning), the early arrival of her critical, sassy sister..."
-Emily S. Mendel, Berkeley Side
"The superb company includes Natalie Venetia Belcon and Charles Browning as parental units Beverly and Dayton... Each of them is outstanding in executing the balancing of realism and insanity the script demands."
-Robert Sokol, Broadway World
In steps in her husband Dayton (slick and strong Charles Browning), whose function is to disrupt Beverly as she gets things ready. Some heavy flirting is in order, but right now, Beverly isn’t having any of it.
-David John Chavez, Bay Area Plays
Photo by Kevin Berne
By Jay Stull
Dale Soules is very good as Anna Capable, the matriarch, who has turned her house into a cluttered mess, and George Hoffmann and Greg Kozatek have created a set that itself is almost worth the price of admission.
-Neil Genzlinger, NY Times
Charles Browning's David is duly ferocious and self-involved,
-David Barbour, Lighting and Sound America