Closed 1h 30m
Imminently Yours
East Village
73

Imminently Yours NYC Reviews and Tickets

73%
(18 Reviews)
Positive
61%
Mixed
28%
Negative
11%
Members say
Great writing, Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

About the Show

The Negro Ensemble Company's new play is centered around descendants of American slaves who resist expropriation of their inherited properties.

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Member Reviews (18)

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Relevant, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to enjoy a good story presented by good actors on a subject that is easily relatable today. First time with this admirable company.

Don't see it if having some actors on script will ruin it for you. This is a finely told story but it is not fast-paced in historic theater ambiance.

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Slow, Dated, Opportunity to see older actors, Thought-provoking, Interesting concept

See it if the contrast between Black folk culture and current trends holds your attention. The three elderly actors are particularly moving to watch.

Don't see it if you require big production values. Simple intimate staging allows older actors to work from scripts while the others preform around them

Critic Reviews (4)

June 21st, 2019

“The two-act play offers up elements of a timely and relevant history lesson about the implications and ethics of what constitutes just compensation in a post-slavery society, particularly in light of millennial heirs who may not be as engaged as their ancestors...Although some of the magic of the play got lost in technical translation, ’Imminently Yours’ conjures up plenty of entertaining elder moments.”
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June 22nd, 2019

"The play's tone is broadly comic in a sit-comish kind of way. In fact, Lillie Mae, who is blind, displays the earthiness and audacity of The Golden Girls' Sophia Petrillo. Much fuss is made over her salty language and her penchant for groping men inappropriately. A little of this goes a long way. While the play makes some serious observations about race and the elderly, they get rather buried at times in the comedic shtick."
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June 19th, 2019

"Written by Karimah, 'Imminently Yours' beautifully weaves together several potent themes...The playwright intersperses impassioned speeches with realistic snippets that illustrate true friendship and the essence of family. And she wisely avoids creating a villain, allowing the audience to understand all the perspectives and develop their own call to action."
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June 25th, 2019

“Most of the time, the play serves the characters well...The actors show up throughout, with occasional moments of lull, which causes the momentum to lag. Though the subject matter is timely...Some extra dramaturgy will trim the fat from the verbiage and lighten the occasionally unnecessary load so the plot can move along...All in all...a cute, important play because of the timely subject matter, and the performances are solid.”
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