Imminently Yours
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Imminently Yours

Imminently Yours NYC Reviews and Tickets

(18 Reviews)
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Great writing, Slow, Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

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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435 Reviews | 60 Followers
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if Just run for a ticket!! It’s a brilliant play about family, history and government beautifully told by a superb cast. Very apropos today!!

Don't see it if If you don’t really appreciate great directing, writing and acting.

98 Reviews | 18 Followers
Resonant, Relevant, Clever, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are interested in less well known aspects of African American history, cross-generational family dynamics, the value of elder wisdom

Don't see it if Don’t care for stories about families, aren’t interested in African American history, don’t care about family elders

519 Reviews | 270 Followers
Delightful, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Playwright Karma has written a masterful drama/comedy on 3 African-Americans living on a mountains. Get see these 3 great actors on stage

Don't see it if The play felt like a workshop given that Arthur French (age 87) & Edythe Jason & Dorothi Fox had their scripts on stage. But who cares! Read more

56 Reviews | 9 Followers
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in unusual subject matter and enjoy seeing wonderful older actors work - fascinating take on this post slavery community

Don't see it if If you are not interested in supporting a great institution - NEC and want a completely polished theatre experience

379 Reviews | 103 Followers
Bare bones, Slow, Relevant, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you want to see stories of Black resilience and learn a very well written slice of African American history

Don't see it if you're looking for a super polished production; you're not interested in diverse stories and a look at intergenerational legacies Read more

326 Reviews | 79 Followers
Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Enjoyable play with an interesting storyline at a historical theater.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals or a light subject matter. Read more

926 Reviews | 271 Followers
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.

287 Reviews | 32 Followers
Great writing, Profound, Funny, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in rarely told stories of African American history

Don't see it if you are bothered by actors using scripts onstage.

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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Theater Pizzazz
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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