The Day I Became Black
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The Day I Became Black
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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.

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84 Reviews | 26 Followers
65
Overrated, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you appreciate a passionate and important point of view that comes from a person's actual experience, told with love and humor.

Don't see it if you like high production values and a clear, straightforward trajectory. Posley is warm and enthusiastic, but the show feels amateurish.

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
65
Disappointing, Entertaining, Insipid, Cliched, Funny

See it if You're interested in a one-man show on racial issues from an engaging and charismatic performer.

Don't see it if You're expecting something particularly impactful that you haven't thought about before.

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."
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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!”
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