Roundabout Theatre Company welcomes back playwright Mansa Ra with ...what the end will be following his triumphant 2017 Underground debut.
In this new work commissioned by Roundabout, three generations of men live under one roof and grapple with their own truths of what it means to be Black and gay. It’s an exploration of pride, pain, and patience through the unflinching eyes of fathers and sons.
“In ‘… what the end will be,’ facing death really means reckoning with life — what makes it worth living despite its impermanence — and learning how to seize some measure of joy for yourself. It’s everything that is meant when we say that Black lives matter… An astute and poignant reflection on sexuality, mortality and Black masculinity. Did I mention it’s also a comedy?” – Naveen Kumar, The New York Times (NYT Critic’s Pick)
“90 minutes of provocative (and hilarious) theater.” – Pete Hempstead, TheaterMania
“There is an undeniable pleasure in watching the tensions in this unusual family surge and subside.” – Charles Isherwood, The Wall Street Journal
Recommended for 13 + Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission
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All audience members 5 years of age and older are required to be fully vaccinated before entering the theatre. Audience members 18 years of age and older must show proof of vaccination along with a valid photo ID. “Vaccinated” means on the day of the performance date as shown on the valid ticket, a guest has received
(a) the second dose of an FDA or WHO authorized 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or (b) the single dose of an FDA or WHO authorized 1-dose vaccine, or (c) for international guests, 2 doses of any “mix and match” combination of an FDA or WHO approved COVID-19 vaccines is acceptable.
All audience members will be required to show proof of vaccination, which clearly identifies the vaccine received and the date of the last dose, along with a corresponding photo ID for audience members 18 years of age and older.
Children under age 5 are not permitted in the theatre.
Audience members with a qualifying disability, or a sincerely held religious belief precluding them from receiving the vaccine may present—in lieu of proof of vaccination—proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test within 6 hours of the performance start time.
If you are unable to provide the requested documentation at this time please contact Audience Services for assistance in rescheduling. Any ticket holder unable to meet vaccine and/or testing requirements will be denied entry.