Reviews: What Do Critics Think of Johnny G. Lloyd's Patience Off-Broadway? | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Do Critics Think of Johnny G. Lloyd's Patience Off-Broadway?

Zhailon Levingston directs the world premiere Second Stage production about a professional solitaire player.

Jonathan Burke and Justiin Davis in Patience Jeremy Daniel

Second Stage Theater's world premiere of Patience, written by Johnny G. Lloyd, officially opened Off-Broadway at the McGinn/Cazale Theater August 17, and the reviews are in! The production began previews August 4 and is set to continue through August 28. Zhailon Levingston is at the helm.

The new play centers on Daniel, a gay, Black professional solitaire player looking ahead to his final, career-defining match before retirement, when he'll be able to settle down with his husband-to-be, Jordan.

Read the reviews below.

The New York Sun (Elysa Gardner)

Playbill will continue to update this page as reviews come in.

Starring are Justiin Davis as Daniel, Jonathan Burke as Jordan, Nemuna Ceesay as Nikita, Zainab Barry as Ella, and Mary E. Hodges as Mother.

Levingston's creative team includes scenic designer Lawrence E. Moten III, costume designer Avery Reed, lighting designer Adam Honoré, and sound designer Christopher Darbassie. Casting is by Destiny Lilly of The Telsey Office.

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