The Day I Became Black
Closed 1h 0m
The Day I Became Black
86

The Day I Became Black NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(103 Reviews)
Positive
98%
Mixed
2%
Negative
0%
Members say
Relevant, Funny, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever

About the Show

Does a young comedian have to get rid of his whiteness in order to be the color he's "supposed" to be? Hear Bill Posley weigh in on the modern-day conversation about race from a unique perspective.

Read more Show less

Member Reviews (103)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
963 Reviews | 338 Followers
80
Ambitious, Relevant, Absorbing, Moving, Clever

See it if you'd like an intellig, funny, touching examin of race in America. Cross bet stand-up & theater. Engrossing. Some video. Charismatic Posley.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with topic of race. Some explicit language. Barebones stage, except for video screen. Some audience participation.

928 Reviews | 379 Followers
90
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny, Profound, Intelligent

See it if You like comedy with a strong social message. Smooth stand up style mixed with a personal story that’s unfortunately too relevant.

Don't see it if You don’t want your entertainment to have any sort of social conscience.

942 Reviews | 225 Followers
73
Raunchy, Indulgent, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if If you want to see as nother play on race, to be black with discrimination. Some funny parts to it.

Don't see it if If you dont want strong language or another play about racr. Some parts were very amateurish.

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
91
Must see, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Delightful, Clever

See it if adorable young men with big hearts make you want to listen because it's a great chance to learn and laugh while you are doing it.

Don't see it if you dislike solo shows in crowded venues. But once he moves to a bigger space you have no excuse.

MJK
677 Reviews | 186 Followers
83
Genuine, Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if u want an honest, thoughtful & very funny stand-up memoir exploring America's racial identity obsession, w/equal laughs & social commentary.

Don't see it if u don't want an intimate theatre experience (in a basement cabaret/bar space); u bury your head in the sand when it comes to race in America

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
72
Myopic, Slow, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if Native one explains it all for you.

Don't see it if Myopic premise. Naive. Vacuum culturalism. No parent to offer a generational caution or concern?

563 Reviews | 195 Followers
90
Absorbing, Intense, Funny, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You want to see a play about race from an unique viewpoint w/a mix of serious commentary & hilarious comedy. You want an A+ performance.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable w/discussions of race & some raunchy content. You don't want comedy mixed with social commentary.

375 Reviews | 228 Followers
88
Entertaining, Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if Interested in the difficulties of a young man coming to terms with his biracial identity. Told with humor, sensitivity & charm by Posley.

Don't see it if uncomfortable with racial issues; some scenes of police brutality near the end might be jarring. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

TheaterScene.net
March 24th, 2019

“A personal, historical and vivid exploration of race relations in the US is the goal here. Unfortunately, it goes off on tangents...The piece’s dramatic achievements are diluted by the tiresome diversions...Director Bente Engelstoft positions Posley with as much verisimilitude as possible leading to a smooth presentation accompanied by adept technical elements...Posley has a winning presence, a charming delivery and is an accomplished storyteller."
Read more

Gia On The Move
June 11th, 2018
For a previous production

“An astounding solo performance about growing up bi-racial in America. Posley is an incredibly charming and natural performer, and he warns us straight up: white people, you may get offended...Funny, engaging, and effortlessly talented...Told honestly and with incredible humor, and using video in a simple and effective way, Posley’s story will bring tears to your eyes and have you screaming with laughter. An hour of theatre you don’t want to miss!”
Read more

Trailer

Watch This Next (3)

86
Excellent
51 Reviews
Ends Jul 23
NYC: West Village

An anecdotal solo show from comedian Alex Edelman. 

84
Great
311 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Michael R. Jackson’s Tony Award-winning new musical about a young artist grappling with identity.

83
Great
78 Reviews
Ends Aug 13
NYC: Upper E Side

Alex Lawther stars in director Robert Icke's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's tragedy.