I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(6 Reviews)
Positive
83%
Mixed
17%
Negative
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Members say
Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing

Based on Maya Angelou's iconic autobiography, her story is brought to vivid life onstage.

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971 Reviews | 227 Followers
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Ambitious, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if A short play about Maya Angelou as a child in the south.

Don't see it if A memory play is not your thing. Short play.

418 Reviews | 46 Followers
70
Great acting, Ambitious

See it if well acted one-person show based on the book. draws the audience in to the story

Don't see it if not a fan of one-person shows. states it's for children but really should be marketing for all people

232 Reviews | 123 Followers
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Absorbing, Riveting, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Maya-beautifully perf by C.Davis-tells the events of her life from ages 3 to16 as she grows up facing abandonment,rape,racism &displacement.

Don't see it if u are not x a solo short memory play; U miss Granma in her store, the only set in the play. A Must See esp. for teens: * Read more

51 Reviews | 7 Followers
88
Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of Maya Angelou and would enjoy feeling a connection to her through this small glimpse into her life

Don't see it if You don’t like one person performances

16 Reviews | 0 Followers
65
Overrated, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like tales of the ole south and its "Jim Crow" effect on Black residents.

Don't see it if You don't like to be reminded of the horrors of segregation and racism.

1 Review | 0 Followers
87
Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if Someone who’s interested in the events set in this era. People over the age of 50.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a comedy. This is serious content

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
May 25th, 2022

"There is also the challenge of faithfully telling a story that encompasses a great deal of pain — along with humor and joy and tender affection — without reducing it to a Black trauma narrative. In both script and staging, this 55-minute show feels foiled by all of that, its characters and incidents too briefly sketched to gather the necessary force and weight."
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Stage Buddy
May 23rd, 2022

"With a script taken directly from Angelou's text (courtesy of Idris Goodwin and Janna Segal), it's certainly not dumbed down or overly sanitized. In fact, it even comes with a content warning, though its triggering content is still relatively tame. Directed by Khalis Davis, 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' is lyrical, powerful, and deeply engaging: a beautiful introduction and/or tribute to Maya Angelou's groundbreaking work."
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