Misty NYC Reviews and Tickets

(32 Reviews)
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Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing, 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 (32)

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1039 Reviews | 426 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

556 Reviews | 139 Followers
Intense, Risky, Edgy, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if U want to see a fantastic performance by an exceptionally talented actor/singer/rapper. His artistry & energy envelopes you into his world.

Don't see it if U want a play that distinctly tells you the story. Anger at gentrification looms large as does being a black man during this transition. Read more

506 Reviews | 257 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

413 Reviews | 74 Followers
Quirky, Insipid, Excruciating, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you are looking to spent 130 minutes listening to LOUD "music" and an accented dialogue actor ranting about a "unjustifiable" police stop.

Don't see it if you thought you purchased a ticket to that "black play", you'd will be DISAPPOINTED, and you will never look at water balloons the same. Read more

370 Reviews | 72 Followers
Talented performer, Pretentious, Great staging

See it if you're into hybrid performance art, spoken word, and experimental theater, dealing with a black playwrights' perspective on representation

Don't see it if you're looking to hear something new. The art is fresh and original, the actual content is repetitive, self-absorbed and not groundbreaking.

319 Reviews | 86 Followers
Ambitious, Intriguing, Great set design, Baffling, Strange

See it if A rap /poetry/music/monologue/dialogue performance art piece ( not a play, really)by a riveting actor intrigues you, however abstract it is

Don't see it if you need a story to be clear & logical; this one runs all over the place; you are not receptive to anger about gentrification Read more

308 Reviews | 47 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see a very talented black writer tell his viewpoint on being a black writer

Don't see it if you like more standard stuff

209 Reviews | 31 Followers
Edgy, Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see an extremely talented writer/actor/singer perform his original complex multilayered multimedia work, complete with balloons

Don't see it if you’re not interested in a play about the Black experience of writing a play about the Black experience, don’t like rap, or prefer comedies 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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