In The Boston Globe: An elegy for black lives lost — and a call to action


Denise Manning in “What to Send Up When It Goes Down.”/LAUREN MILLER

“What to Send Up When It Goes Down’’ will — or at least should — rock you to your core.

This electric, uncompromising, and powerfully moving work by Aleshea Harris, directed by Whitney White, casts a light on racialized violence and its victims that is both searing and illuminating.

Harris has created a play that leaps across categories, registering as part theater piece and part ritual of mourning, remembrance, and resolve. After being staged last week at Roxbury’s Hibernian Hall, “What to Send Up’’ will be presented again Wednesday through Sunday by the American Repertory Theater at The Ex in Cambridge’s Loeb Drama Center.

Read the entire article as it originally appeared in The Boston Globe here.