Misty NYC Reviews and Tickets

(42 Reviews)
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Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

About the Show

A writer’s surreal quest through a gentrifying London, written and performed by Arinzé Kene.

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Member Reviews (42)

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116 Reviews | 14 Followers
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in historical racism, historical trsuma and understanding gentrification

Don't see it if You believe color blandness exist

522 Reviews | 272 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Profound, Refreshing

See it if Brilliant & relevant performance written & performed by Arinzé Kene touched all bases on gentrification, socio-economic disparities & race.

Don't see it if If the above issues make you feel uncomfortable, then skip this play. Read more

68 Reviews | 18 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Brilliant from beginning to end. So original, so moving, so deep , fantastic music , incredible script.

Don't see it if If you like boring hum drum theater

86 Reviews | 24 Followers
Refreshing, Great staging, Intelligent, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you enjoy fast paced thoughtful engaging theater with fantastic performances and music. A visual feast.

Don't see it if You are looking for a slow burn, this one is refreshing, timely and meaningful. The orange balloons and physical aspects are triumphant.

133 Reviews | 47 Followers
Creative, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Absorbing performance by Arinze Kene using rap, poetry, song, music, & multimedia about art, race, gentrification, and more. Worth Seeing.

Don't see it if Repeated use of offensive language, (relevant to the story). You are not open to edgy, uncomfortable subject matter(for some)

239 Reviews | 112 Followers
Refreshing, Intense, Great writing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if To see a solo show with a ton to say about being a Black theatre maker, gentrification, (esp. in London, ) and you’re ok with plot twists.

Don't see it if You have no patience or want to ignore the realities of contemporary theatre. Not for kids. It’s intense, and as unapologetic as I expected. Read more

63 Reviews | 15 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like a unique show that blends performance art, spoken word, musicians, singing, etc and relevant matters incl gentrification

Don't see it if You want a traditional play or musical. Don’t like unique performances.

1065 Reviews | 433 Followers
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like current cutting edge shows that take on subjects that might be considered difficult or controversial by some…woke by others.

Don't see it if You want a straightforward, clear, concise plot. This comes at you from more than one angle and left me scratching my head at times. Read more

Critic Reviews (5)

The New York Times
March 10th, 2023

" 'Misty' narrowly addresses itself to white perspectives. It’s a trap that settings like this one make even harder to escape."
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New York Theatre Guide
March 10th, 2023

"It doesn’t tick boxes of what a play about a Black man should look like, or what any play should look like, for that matter. 'Misty' creates a new rubric."
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March 10th, 2023

" This metatheatrical portion ends up feeling more substantial than the story Kene the playwright agonizes over for two acts — a narrative that has a few poignant moments tucked between rote explanations of how real estate developers displace residents and erase cultural identity."
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Lighting & Sound America
March 20th, 2023

“...’Misty’ grapples with the seemingly irreconcilable conflict between the writer's desire to deliver documentary truth versus demands that he reshape the cultural conversation by focusing on other, more pleasant, realities.”
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Front Row Center
March 10th, 2023

"This is a marvelous piece of contemporary theater if you are adventurous."
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