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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 ..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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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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