Already closed | 1h 39m | Greenwich V

NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! (FringeNYC)

From 33 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Clever, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: There's nothing scarier than a white woman bent on saving a race! When guests at Channing's party go missing, Barbra holds the key. A slasher-comedy with a bloody point. You can bury the N-Word; can you make it DIE?! More…

Categories: Comedy, Drama, Local. From MyCarl Productions in association with Kampfire Films. Written by Kevin R. Free. Directed by Nicole A. Watson.

FROM THE ARTIST:
NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! is a socially-relevant comedy with a sharp point. The play, a parody of the horror movies “Night of the Living Dead” and “April Fool’s Day”, contributes to the conversation happening in and around black theater and the #BlackLivesMatter movement about blackness under the white gaze.

1h 39m | Already closed | Players Theatre (Greenwich V)

Member Reviews (33)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Clever, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant
89
Avg Score

75
Funny, Ambitious, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if topical ideas about race issues provoke & disturb; pitch black humor provides entertainment

Don't see it if afraid to shake status quo; touchy about political correctness, humor as derisive tool

90
Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Funny

See it if fan of free speech, horror films, improv, or hybrid genres, excellent performances from a cast up to the challenge, great use of language

Don't see it if you fear changing your opinions about issues you may know nothing about

90
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Quirky, Original

See it if if you love to see new, raw theater by original, risk-taking creators, and want food for thought

Don't see it if if you don't want to have to rethink your attitudes toward race or those privileges you've likely been taking for granted most of your life

97
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Profound, Funny

See it if You're a fan of a talented, multi-racial cast. Small theatre. Classic soap-opera-like radio programming. Comedy through pain.Clever settings

Don't see it if You're offended by the "N" word, interracial casting, homosexuality, cuss words, slight clichés, darkness, police brutality insinuations....

77
Ambitious, Funny, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you are a fan of horror, and of biting social commentary...an odd pairing that somehow works in this quirky play.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy new work, or need a technically clean production (not many Fringe shows lend itself to production value).

93
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Must see, Original

See it if Just see it. Kevin R. Free has created a very funny yet powerfully important piece about race. Great writing and acting. And it surprises

Don't see it if you're sensitive to the N word. Or, on second thought, maybe DO.

77
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You enjoy snappy dialogue.

Don't see it if You appreciate a more measured approach to social ills.

90
Funny, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Intense, Relevant

See it if You like challenging shows that make you both laugh and examine your own ideas and beliefs.

Don't see it if You are someone who says you don't have a racist bone in your body.

96
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You are fearless about confronting the legacy of racial prejudice in America. Or if you love horror films, or Neo-Futurists.

Don't see it if You think you run the world (no offence, Beyoncé). But even if that's you, you will learn something here.

90
Clever, Funny, Relevant, Just a tiny bit too long, Shocking

See it if You can appreciate a show about race approached from an intelligent, absurd, and artful direction acted with a talented cast.

Don't see it if You can't appreciate small-budget shows or you are simply little miss grumpy puss.

77
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if If you enjoy clever, creative downtown theatre.

Don't see it if Your looking for a traditional, narrative play .

95
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Hilarious, Ambitious

See it if You want to explore serious issues of racial justice wrapped in a campy, hilarious, genre-informed package.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with discussions of race relations or if you hate genre parodies.

95
Funny, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy terrific writing, hairpin turns, and a stellar cast presenting thought-provoking material that makes you laugh out loud.

Don't see it if You don't think you are a racist and just want to see the same old story. This is not one of those stories.

92
Delightful, Funny, Clever, Witty, Thought-provoking

See it if you are looking for an enjoyable, good time... with an underlying, powerful subtext (well... kind of a subtext that hits you over the head).

Don't see it if you're offended by the, uh, "N" word. It's said a LOT (but that's kind of the point).

73
Ambitious, Confusing, Funny, Thought-provoking, Meandering

See it if You like blunt conversations about race.

Don't see it if You're expecting a straightforward plot or genre.

73
Clever, Funny, Quirky

See it if You like a funny farce that skewers political correctness.

Don't see it if You want a professional production that's consistently funny

89
Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to be both entertained and challenged. It packs a punch.

Don't see it if Open discussions of race relations make you uncomfortable.

98
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if You love emotional work.

Don't see it if You can't appreciate sensitive matters.

96
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if you could use a healthy dose of fresh, fun and culturally relevant theatre.

Don't see it if you will explode at the utterance of the N-word or any permutation thereof ... or better yet, DO see it!

78
Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You want to experience a really good script that is very well directed.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable exploring racial issues.

85
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Profound, Relevant

See it if You appreciate satirical humor about sensitive subjects.

Don't see it if You don't like hearing the N-word or are too touchy about race issues to be able to laugh your ass off about it.

92
Thought-provoking, Funny, Great writing, Relevant, Original

See it if you want to laugh, enjoy surprises and twists, care about the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and love farce, absurdism, and satire.

Don't see it if dislike satire, or if comedic stage combat really makes you cringe.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Original, Profound, Quirky

See it if You HATE conversations about racially loaded language, or if you LOVE conversations about racially loaded language.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy word play, slapstick, and general absurdity.

85
Clever, Great acting, Funny

See it if I thought it was a wonderfully entertaining production. Funny and engaging on the topic of race.

Don't see it if If you are afraid of provocative humor.

100
Great acting, Absorbing, Funny, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You love great acting, a great dramedy, and will appreciate a fresh take on issues of race, specifically the "N-word", and if you like fun.

Don't see it if You are someone who hates good writing and good theater - if you hate good theater, you'll hate this. Because it's so good!


August 23rd, 2016
"Directed by Nicole A. Watson, the play is about a freighted term that refuses to die, and the racial and generational divides in the argument over whether it should, and who has the right to decide that. That’s a lot of weight to put on a show that wants to entertain, and the tonally uneven prod...
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August 17th, 2016
"Free masterfully takes on America’s original sin of racism in this genre-bending, entertaining tragicomedy...Free casts a satirical eye on our tendency to focus on language and microaggressions in the face of enduring racism, police brutality and violence...Although the play’s antic twists and r...
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August 18th, 2016
“What could have been merely a comedic sketch has instead been developed into a full-fledged antic play...Mr. Free’s well-constructed and startling work combines the outrageous sensibilities of John Waters’ films with the social consciousness of Norman Lear’s television sitcoms...Director Nicole ...
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August 20th, 2016
"Multiple forms result in confusing the audience about the very resonant ideas that Free seems to want to address...At its heart, Night of the Living N-Word!! takes a stab (pun intended) at tackling these ideas but the overall effect gets overwhelmed by the various styles the script and Nicole A....
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