Poet Aziza Barnes makes their playwriting debut with this poignant and comic play about three twenty somethings in New York City hunting for intimacy and purpose in a city that doesn’t seem to care. More…
When shit goes down, your girls show up."BLKS" introduces us to Octavia, Imani, and June. They drink a lot. They smoke a lot. They try to have sex. A lot. When they need each other the most, the women rally to “resurrect their fly” in a day full of humorous and painful attempts to be heard through the noise that surrounds them.
See it if Nice new theater (our first production there) Rotating set creates many scenes. About 6 such seen in recent weeks. Works well. ALSO
Don't see it if Raunchy,and Degrading, Possibility of my age being a factor for this view. Yelling and shouting doesn't work for me.
Also The effort is there for the actors but it does not overcome my view.
See it if The story of 3 young black women in Bushwick. I think young people would enjoy and relate to this show.
Don't see it if Lots of stuff I didn’t understand or relate to. I guess I’m too old. I found it raunchy. I didn’t get the jokes.
See it if you are looking to experience the NEW black theater production of the moment.
Don't see it if you are EXPECTING the second coming of Raisin In The Sun, because this ain't anywhere near you momma's Raisin In The Sun, by any means!!!
See it if ..you enjoy simulated sex acts by careless narcissistic black millennial roommates who sleep with anything that moves. Rapid-fire ebonics.
Don't see it if .. you prefer intelligent thoughtful dialog and plot points.
See it if if you enjoy raucous comedies about millenials, in this case with a fascinating African American slant.
Don't see it if you are not into very loud comedies. This one is directed with such an emphasis on screeching that there is frequent loss of comprehension.
See it if You want to support black theatrical artists AND you are able to withstand a play where 95% of the dialogue is not spoken but screamed.
Don't see it if You've seen enough mediocre plays and don't need to collect a Playbill from another one.
See it if The actors are accomplished and the set is clever. You want to like the characters but they don’t help you.
Don't see it if There’s a lot of yelling and not much nuance in the story. The plot is disarticulated, jumpy.
See it if A great premise but missing a story. A few poignant moments but generally shock value for laughs and aimless scenes. Performances were ok.
Don't see it if You aren’t interested I’m drinking, smoking or sex. It’s basically an absurd night on the town of this.
See it if A show about three young women who are loud, smoke ,drink. A watered down sex in the city.
Don't see it if A new playwright who does not express any real story. Loud yelling and wooping in the air. You want a more quiet play, a more quality play.
See it if BLK-grrrl magic attempt by untested gay playwright. Great art direction with an ever-spinning set. Believable chemistry. New MCC home.
Don't see it if Bad girls.Reaally bad, girls.Shrill and abrasive.Why is everyone shouting into the air?Grating gyno jokes."The proverbial river of my grief"
See it if you are young, black and/or female. Extra points if you are also lesbian. Audience reaction divided sharply along demographic lines.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable about frequent mention of lady parts and oral sex or if you don't like plays with lots of shouting.
See it if You are interested in girl-culture and are willing to share a long ride with them all over town.
Don't see it if You want plot and character development, a reason to care, and any kind of writing sophistication. This is juvenile.
See it if .You are interested in today's twenty something culture and what their lives may be like. If you are into the club scene and enjoy LGBT play
Don't see it if You are easily offended. There is frank talk about body parts, sexual activity and foul language.