The play Miss Evers Boys is about the 40 year Tuskegee syphilis experiment. It follows Ms. Evers, a nurse who is aware of all the wrongs of the Tuskegee Experiment but feels the need to involve people of her community in the effort to find a cure. This controversial tale shows how some people were forced to agonizing pain for the good science. I myself felt the play to be very compelling but also confusing. The story is extremely interesting. The inner emotional struggles, racial controversy, and a sense of professionalism were some key points of the play. This always kept you interested in what was going on. no matter what scene you are watching, there are always things appearing, changing, or disappearing. The thing that caught me the most was the way Miss Evers was forced to play both sides.
Miss Evers was put in the most awkward and challenging situation. Her job is to assist the doctors in testing patients to find a cure to syphilis. However, the men that she is testing, probing, etc, are her friends. She feels horrible every time she must put them through tortuous pain. She will go as far as begging the doctors to stop the test or the experimental penicillin on the patients even knowing there was a risk of them dying. She endures a power struggle the entire play. However, there are certain parts that can skewer some of the amazing things about the play.
First of all, I found it hard to follow the play at times. If a person was to go to the bathroom or look at their phone, they would miss a part of the play and be lost later on. This is bad because I personally missed more than a part of the play. So i had to be informed of things I missed. It is a big hassle to go through all of that. Thankfully the play was good which made me want to learn more about it.
The fact that this kind of injustice is not taught or known by many AfricanAmericans or in history at all is an atrocity. Things like this should be known so similar ...
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