- Full Length
In The Imperialist, an aggressively British tea shop in Brooklyn, the downside of gentrification comes home to roost. Rents are going up, displaced locals return with a grudge, and disgruntled employees and mysterious customers threaten to upend what is left of Kate’s family business. If only she could get the royal couple, who are visiting New York, to come by for a photo op, maybe she could get things under control and expand into a new neighborhood with The Imperialist, Too. Or...maybe not. The Imperialists is a farce for our times.