Foxes NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(108 Ratings)
Positive
88%
Mixed
11%
Negative
1%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing

About the Show

A moving and complex story of family, community, and sexual identity, 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (105)

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109 Reviews | 45 Followers
100
***downlow uplift***

See it if you want to watch what happens when fine fine fine technique connects with personal depth and giving ensemble . . .

Don't see it if you're just gonna squirm when real actors really act, without singing or dancing (ok there is a bit of fun dancing here). Read more

102 Reviews | 34 Followers
95
Breaks away black gay stereotypes on stage, A revelation, Solidly acted and directed, Most important lgbtqi play in town, Intense

See it if Makes you realize that you haven't ever seen 2 gay black men, neither of whom are drag queens, fall in love with each other on stage before.

Don't see it if you don't want to be blown away by a powerfully written piece that keeps resonating. Numerous twists & turns. Extremely vital theater.

1190 Reviews | 483 Followers
93
Must see, Masterful, Intelligent, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You’re interested in gay coming out stories, especially when they don’t fit the white Christian stereotypes we usually see. Great acting.

Don't see it if You’re homophobic or if you’re sure that your faith does not allow homosexuality. You definitely SHOULD see this but it won’t help. Read more

65 Reviews | 17 Followers
93
Absorbing, Great acting, Powerful story

See it if You want to see a well written, authentic and honest family story of gay discovery. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend.

Don't see it if The tough portrayal of what is unfortunately a very real coming out experience for many kids could be triggering for some. Read more

86 Reviews | 25 Followers
93
Powerful and impactful, Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever

See it if Great script well acted and I was totally engaged and rooting for the main character, excellent production if a tad long

Don't see it if I liked everything about the show. Sometimes you need to make big compromises with your family and I thought that it was a very humane play

273 Reviews | 84 Followers
92
Great staging, Intense, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You can get into the nitty gritty of peoples lives. This West Indian family deals, in their way, with homosexuality. It’s painful and moving

Don't see it if If family conflicts over sexuality are too uncomfortable or if strong accents are difficult to understand, this may not be for you.

1205 Reviews | 344 Followers
91
Intelligent, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you'd like five West Caribbean characters dealing with life, religion, sexuality in an honest presentation. Interesting projections.

Don't see it if you do not want to see family conflict over 100 minutes with an ending that you are left to ponder.

601 Reviews | 285 Followers
90
Intense, Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if A moving/universal story, set in a UK Carib community,is abt sexual id, tolerance&compromise faced by Black men. Kudos to the entire staff*

Don't see it if *esp. Playwright Dexter Flanders. Don't see it if you experience the same family tensions, OR maybe that's why to see it. Read more

Critic Reviews (4)

Theatermania
June 13th, 2023

“Even at its current length, ‘Foxes’ flies by. Famotibe and Gbadamosi have real onstage chemistry, and you can’t help but root for these two to find a way to make it work — even if it’s not ideal. This isn’t a Hallmark movie after all.”
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Talkin' Broadway
June 14th, 2023

“There is so much honesty in the writing, as well as in the performances under James Hillier's sensitive direction, that everything is quite believable...That there are no easy answers here is a great strength of the play, which concludes with a sort of unspoken truce that leaves us with a sense of ‘to be continued’ rather than a resolved ‘the end’."
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New York Stage Review
June 13th, 2023

“The volatile ‘Foxes’ is about many human characteristics, but it’s most immediately about the dire human need to be heard and its counterpart: how not being heard is handled by those demanding to be heard and not accommodated.”
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Off Off Online
June 14th, 2023

“In the play, as in life, ‘Foxes’ confirms that there are no clear roadmaps on this bumpy road called life.”
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