New York | 1h 30m | Ends Jun 02

BLKS

From 17 critic and 108 member reviews
Members say: Funny, Raunchy, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging

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.



75
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to see a comedy that focuses on women's wants, needs, and desires in the bedroom and relationships.

Don't see it if you want a drama with character development.

Also The play is very funny, and the cast is sensational. I would have like... Read more Read less

75
Relevant, Raunchy, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like diversity and plays that reflect what America really looks like

Don't see it if You're not into sitcom-esque formatted plays and fairly aggressive humor. I thought it was hilarious. You could tell some folks didn't.

75
Nuanced characters, Absorbing, Funny

See it if you want to see broad city meet 2 dope queens in a hilarious stage comedy

Don't see it if you are looking for a strong narrative. you are uncomfortable with the nitty gritty of female bodies.

74
Raucous, Raunchy, Quirky, Intense, Edgy

See it if you want to see an energetic cast work well together to portray friendship. There is an authenticity and a fair amount of humor.

Don't see it if you like to be able to understand everything said onstage. I couldn't. Too much talking while laughing and yelling. I missed a lot, I think.

72
Funny

See it if You want to laugh at raunchy girls night out.

Don't see it if You want a drama.

Also It’s very funny and most of the performances are great (especially Ful... Read more Read less

72
Great staging, Irresolute, Entertaining, Great acting, Raunchy

See it if ur prepared for a frank, vulgar, funny, poignant slice-of-life from 3 black, unabashed millennial roommates "gettin' busy" in the big city.

Don't see it if ur offended by raunchy (but very real & human) sex talk and profanity; ur hoping for a satisfying payoff to the outrageous buildup.

Also See it if... you like "Broad City". [This has a very similar sensibili... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Overrated, Raunchy

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.

62
It gets very funny - about an hour in

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.

Also About an hour in, the scene with Justin is hilarious and touching and ... Read more Read less

60
Raunchy, Confusing, Dizzying, Great acting, Funny

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.

60
Indulgent, Disappointing, Banal

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.

Also The story was ok, and even mildly interesting. The actors were fine, B... Read more Read less

50
Black millenial girls gone wild, Raunchy, Overrated, Disappointing

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.

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.

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.

90
Must see, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy shows about the black american experience that aren't sugar coated, you enjoy uproariously funny, three dimensional characters

Don't see it if you don't like comedies.

86
Refreshing, Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if You love super specific and well-drawn characters and consistency surprising twists

Don't see it if You need a neat and tidy story, or if sometimes vulgar intimacy bothers you.

80
Intelligent, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if you like poignant comedies about twenty something NY-ers.

Don't see it if you have a stick up your ass.

92
Punchy, riotous, sure of itself

See it if You're ready to ride with it mix of humor and telling it like it is.

Don't see it if If you're squirmy over women talking uninhibitedly about themselves.

90
Resonant, Absorbing, Must see, Relevant, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy modern takes on female roles in society. A couple of powerful female roommates doing their best to navigate love, sex, and life.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy supporting a knockout powerful black cast and writer.

100
During previews
Funny, Must see, Thought-provoking, Raunchy

See it if See if you love Urban drama and love to laugh

Don't see it if Don’t see if you can’t handle profanity and raw comedy

98
During previews
Raunchy, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if This show is definitely not for the faint at heart: if you are opposed to Black Issues, Women Issues, Sexual Talk, Casual Relationships, the

Don't see it if N-word, parties/clubs, or LGBTQ--- this show is not for you. I'm Black, but, I cringe at the N-word + there's some shouting, where words are

Also Inaudible- hence my score of 98, but, otherwise, I liked the vulgarity... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want a NEW and very funny take on the story of twenty-somethings making choices and living their lives in NYC.

Don't see it if You don't like character driven, slice-of-life plays.

Also As a white woman, I take for granted how much I'm represented onstage.... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Resonant, Hilarious, Edgy

See it if you want a funny slice of life of young urban women with undertones of the issues they go through, relationships, sexuality, race and gender

Don't see it if you are uptight or not open minded to others experiences

90
During previews
Poignant, Raunchy, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a wonderfully written, directed and staged show about 20s Blk women searching for identity in perceived hostility.

Don't see it if raunchy, careless sex and abuse of alcohol and drugs is offensive to you

Also there are extremely poignant and telling moments in this sitcom like s... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Raunchy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Fast-paced tale of women who drink whiskey, dress fancy for the club, get an attitude on the street, spread their legs, etc. Great set.

Don't see it if You're not in the mood for raunchy jokes, turned off by late night simulated sex or talk of women's body parts.

89
During previews
Ambitious, Memorable, Great acting, Entertaining, Blazing

See it if A fireball of energy & tour de force perfs by actresses. Fast paced energetic play leaving you with belief good friends can cure all ills.

Don't see it if You're offended by frank sexual action/LGBT issues or gals having an unrepentant ownership & enjoyment of their sexuality. Challenging plays


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