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Paris
Off Bway, Atlantic Theater Company

Reviewed by Jake Lipman

BOTTOM LINE: A thought-provoking look at working poor and black in rural America.

It’s late December 1995, and a young black woman named Emmie nervously interviews for a job at Berry’s, a megastore off the interstate in Paris, Vermont. The self-important supervisor, Gar, pelts her with questions...She’s applied for work at nearly every employer in Paris, to no avail. When Gar hears Emmie was turned down by Price Chopper, they exchange a knowing glance...

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