New York | 1h 30m | Ends Jun 02

BLKS

From 18 critic and 110 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.



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

88
During previews
Relevant, Refreshing, Great staging, Insightful, Funny

See it if You want to experience something that feels very real, very honest and very true to life. Young and fresh. Told with humor and insight.

Don't see it if You have no idea why there’s a need for a movement like Black Lives Matter.

Also Loved this! Very funny yet packs a lot of meaning. Drags a bit at time... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Edgy, Cliched, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if want to have fun and some good chuckles

Don't see it if "F" word-a lot; vagina's discussion-a lot;sex imitation-once;yelling on stage, hints about discriminated "blacks"-several.

Also Very good actors playing almost realistic characters, but going overbo... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Refreshing, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You're tired of white people living room plays. You want to see something with teeth talking featuring queer, black storylines.

Don't see it if You feel squeamish about sex and language.

85
During previews
Resonant, Refreshing, Raunchy, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if BLKS is a breath of fresh air. One of the funniest plays I have ever seen!

Don't see it if If you don’t like raunchy humor, or a lot of cursing.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Clever, Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if You want to see a fun show with your friends that has depth

Don't see it if You’re sensitive to anything

85
During previews
Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you like slice-of-life/sitcom-y plays with mostly solid (except 1) ensemble acting, you are into stories that center/focus on Black women

Don't see it if you want a structurally exciting/new play, a play that is heavily dramatic, or anything experimental. You are offending by the word "p*ssy."

Also This play is infectious. It does a great job of winning an audience ov... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Relevant, Fun, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy great acting work and contemporary comedy. Great acting & directing.

Don't see it if you can’t sit through a one act with a slightly longer run time. (This will probably tighten up, as I saw it in early previews)

82
During previews
Relevant, Raunchy, Hilarious, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want to support writers and actors of color. Also... if you're in the mood to laugh; it is funny!

Don't see it if You can't handle raunchy jokes or swearing.

82
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Edgy, Funny, Great acting

See it if you are interested in seeing the world from another point of view than your everyday life. Actors are VERY engaging!

Don't see it if you are bothered by strong, graphic language - not that it is gratuitous at all... felt it was raw for a reason. Great writing.

Also I just have to say that I was disappointed by the fact that the “talkb... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Relevant, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in “what sup” in the culture of today’s ambitious people of color. HYSTERICALLY funny. Good acting & staging. See this 1.

Don't see it if You’re uncomfortable with the vernacular & mindset of today’s 20 somethings. Have no interest in the counter culture of the USA Today.

81
During previews
Delightful, Funny

See it if Feels like an HBO episode of 3 broke black girls. Concurrent plot developments of the 3 with race/sex tinted sitcom-ish jokes.

Don't see it if Profanity (F bombs, N words), sex/race talk make you uncomfortable. Between jokes, some microdoses of reality being broke black women in NY.

Also Ticket from Show Score for $5.

81
During previews
Relevant, Refreshing, Raunchy, Great acting, Funny

See it if to you theater is an opportunity to experience something outside your comfort zone - the lives of three crazy, outrageous, very caring women

Don't see it if you object to raunchy, loud language and women who do not behave in traditional ways.

80
During previews
Draws you in, Slice of life, Great direction, Great acting, Funny

See it if interested in the lives of 3 smart 20-something women of color & their shared lives as roommates. Lots of predicaments & decision making.

Don't see it if you're easily embarrassed, don't like sexual conversations, topical themes of sexuality, LGBTQ issues, going in and out of your comfort zone

Also Most importantly, this is a play about friendship.

80
During previews
Funny, Great acting

See it if You want a show that is enjoyable and consistently well-acted.

Don't see it if You're looking for a show with any real plot or substantial development.

Also Not the fault of the play or the actors in any way, but my experience ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Quirky, Raunchy, Refreshing, Hilarious, Funny

See it if You really want to bust a gut laughing!! Leave your prude pills at home!

Don't see it if you’re looking for something rated PG13! No children at this one.

80
During previews
Raunchy, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Riveting

See it if you're interested in fresh new work from fresh new voices in the American theatre.

Don't see it if you're easily offended.

80
During previews
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to really understand (and enjoy) a different world to yours done so accurately. Almost another language.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by discussions of the body. Or can't at least try to understand different accents and expressions to your own

79
During previews
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a really funny 'slice of life' play with a strong company - led by three funny, smart and dedicated actresses.

Don't see it if explicit words and graphic sexual content are bothersome. You need perfect writing - several subjects are touched without follow through.

Also This was a fun night out!... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Modern take on relationship issues of young women of color. Many riotous situations provide ongoing laughter. Energetic cast is fun to watch

Don't see it if The subject matter is not of interest.There are scenes of explicit sexual content that may be uncomfortable for some people.

79
During previews
Relevant, Funny, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Not always easy to follow but highly entertaining and provocative and humorous

Don't see it if If you do not like black vernacular. I had trouble understanding a lot but worth staying with it

78
During previews
Pointless, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want lots of laughs in an almost contemporary, yet raunchy, Neil Simon type portrait of young black women, gay and straight.

Don't see it if you expect profound insights. The humor is "in the face" raunchy but it is full of big laughs.

78
During previews
Raunchy, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You are looking for a fun (if loud) night of theater. Funny dialogue, raunchy characters. Playwright has something to say.

Don't see it if You don't want to be yelled at for the entire show. You don't like raunchy humor, annoying characters, or a lackluster plot.

Also I thoroughly enjoyed my evening. But I can objectively say that the st... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Relevant, Fluffy, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Really nice acting work from the majority of the cast. It felt accurate to real life situations and there were some very funny moments.

Don't see it if Sometimes the writing seemed like a situational half-hour comedy on a network television station, a little too on the nose and predictable.


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