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BLKS

From 144 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Raunchy, Great acting, Entertaining, Edgy

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (144)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Raunchy, Great acting, Entertaining, Edgy

26
Excruciating, Great staging, Racist stereotypes, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you like 90 minutes of locker room humor, of women behaving badly, of racist stereotypes.I can not believe that this is how women act.

Don't see it if you can avoid it.I am a white woman & wasn't offended by the dimwitted white woman.I was VERY offended at the portrayal of the black women.

20
Avoid if possible; makes memories of "moosehead murders" seem fun by comparison, Excruciating

See it if you are twelve years old and dying of boredom

Don't see it if can't see why anyone would want to see this, but there was laughter in the audience though applause was brief.

44
Bad comedy and no other redeeming features. a sit com with no character development.

See it if Maybe adolescents would enjoy the show.

Don't see it if you expect a show directed by Robert O'Hara to be meaningfully blasphemous.

2
Disappointing, Insipid, Slow

See it if You want to feel horrible.

Don't see it if You respect yourself and value your time.

During previews
36
Banal, Disappointing

See it if you might like if you are in your twenties and are amused by explicit sexual actions on stage

Don't see it if if you are uncomfortable with raw visual sexual live actions, and inappropriate for anyone under eighteen


May 9th, 2019
"Aiming to be a raucous comedy of misbehavior and a quiet tragedy of mistreatment, it amazingly succeeds at both...It is serious and sad and profoundly human...Crowe-Legacy, Fuller and Gilbert are so delicate with the sadness that it keeps coming as a surprise how merciless they are with the come...
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May 9th, 2019
“’BLKS’ operates like a sitcom, with ‘Sex and the City’ style leaps of logic, sudden romances, and the requisite piles of coincidence...Every now and then you sense the poet at work...Barnes wants this show to rollick along, and it doesn’t...The production moves too slowly to get into the appropr...
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May 9th, 2019
"Her playwriting debut, despite the manic energy of Robert O’Hara’s production, is discouragingly prosaic...Presented in 23-minute-long punchy, raunchy episodes, it might find its groove. But onstage it feels like a missed opportunity, its drama mundane and its comedy mostly overwrought...It’s th...
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May 9th, 2019
"Fortunately, for all its overly calculated provocation, the play is also very, very funny at times, which goes a long way toward making up for its thinness...At times the overly broad humor becomes repetitive. But under the energetic direction of Robert O'Hara, 'BLKS' features plenty of laughs.....
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