Monday, January 28, 2019


Special post-show event

WHEN: immediately following the Tuesday, February 5th performance of Eleanor Burgess’ The Niceties
WHERE: McCarter’s Berlind Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton

McCarter Theatre Center’s world-premiere production of Eleanor Burgess’ The Niceties is sparking thousands of conversations about race, history, and power. Directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced on Broadway), The Niceties features Lisa Banes and Jordan Boatman as a white professor and a black student involved in a polite clash of perspectives which quickly explodes into an urgent and dangerous debate threatening to ruin both their lives.

Now, McCarter is furthering the conversation by reaching out to people and organizations active in the social justice and racial and cultural literacy communities throughout the state of New Jersey.

All are welcome to share in a performance of Eleanor Burgess’s The Niceties and join in a post-show conversation—structured as a facilitated sharing circle of listening and reflection—followed by person-to-person networking.

In addition to creating a space for personal reflection on the experience of the play in performance and the resonance of its story and themes, McCarter seeks to provide an opportunity for the attending organizations to boost their signals and share-out about their missions and work.

Visit for more information on The Niceties, running now through February 10.