If I had read the play's text before seeing a staging, I don't think I could have appreciated the humor, cleverness, and power of the dialogue, which by itself without any context is rather ordinary. However, seeing the play beautifully performed a few days ago allowed me to experience its emotional wallop.
Also, based on the comments I read on this board and other sources in 2018, I chose not to see Fairview on a trip I made to New York at the end of June that year. I got the impression that as a white person, I would be shamed or criticized during part 4 of the play.
However, after reading a good deal about Fairview over the last few years and realizing what the writer was trying to say, I was completely blown away by the actual performance. My take-away of being a participant in part 4 was the opposite of what I thought it would be.