Misty NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(43 Ratings)
Positive
79%
Mixed
9%
Negative
12%
Members say
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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Show-Score Member Reviews (43)

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137 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
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

713 Reviews | 401 Followers
97
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

51 Reviews | 11 Followers
95
Resonant, Relevant, Must see, Masterful, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a phenomenal performance/performer, wonderful staging and direction and a unique and important piece

Don't see it if you don't like spoken word or like linear banal pieces

83 Reviews | 21 Followers
94
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

70 Reviews | 6 Followers
90
Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if One-person shows are tricky. Mr. Kene is a good writer who weaves commentary, music, humor, human experience into a compelling story.

Don't see it if You expect a simplified story told in a literal and uninteresting way. Read more

106 Reviews | 26 Followers
87
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.

166 Reviews | 56 Followers
86
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)

266 Reviews | 116 Followers
85
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

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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Theatermania
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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