Appropriate in Six Words

All of the 6-word summaries for "Appropriate," written and posted by audience members.

All of the 6-word summaries for Appropriate, written and posted by audience members.

Some plays generate a lot of talk. Branden Jacobs-Jensen’s Appropriate is about family and legacy and secrets and shame. And even though the word is only used twice in the script, it’s also about lynching. Difficult subjects all.

How do you tell your friends what this play is about?

We asked Saturday night’s sold-out audience in the Pamela Brown Auditorium to sum up the show in six words. They posted their summaries on the lobby wall along a continuum: was the play “like my family” or “not like my family”? (Turns out, it was a pretty even split.)

Here’s a weighted word cloud showing the most-used words in those summaries:
Appropriate words

Scroll down to take a closer look at individual posts (and click to make them bigger). See all 70 summaries here.

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