In his review of the play, Timothy McGuire of Chicago Critic laments the lack of focus and the stereotypical characters. He states, "The first act is a group of slow character building scenes with common clichés about the inequities between races and classes in Chicago...The two families represent the extremes of society. The white family living in the North Shore is so out of touch, you would think that they have never conversed with a black man or woman, which makes for some funny lines, but not a sense of reality."
Megan Cottrell of the Roscoe View Journal noted, "I’ve learned that no one much cares to hear about public housing, except to talk about how terrible they think it is. Whether audiences will come remains to be seen. But those who do will get an education, both in public policy and in the sometimes insurmountable race and class barriers that still plague our nation, whether or not we see them."