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Birthday in the Bronx

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Members say: Undercooked, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

About the show

Inspired by real life events and set in a New York high school in the ‘80s, this world premiere for The Tank explores Nuyorican identity. More…

A New York high school play set in the ‘80s, but covered in mud. Rocky is a first-generation Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx - bright-and brimming, and hella good at field hockey. So good, she’s invited to leave her life for a fancy white people high school where presidents are made. Maybe these white walls will save her. But does Rocky need saving? Inspired by real life events, "Birthday in the Bronx" is a Nuyorican identity crisis in vignettes, where shades of existence are radical resilience.

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Member Reviews (1)


Undercooked, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

Great writing, Undercooked, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if White male writer begs question: Can brown girl find inner peace amid racism?Can she keep scholarship at mean white school?"Some do like me"

Don't see it if Undercooked 70 min w/ abrupt narrated resolution."Do you think white people can transcend from racism?/She looked half-blood, half-dirt"Slur

Also Puppetry."Can a person get more broken?If you don't have venom, if you... Read more Read less

February 21st, 2020
"Mean Girls and Societal Injustices Torment a Young Woman's 'BIRTHDAY IN THE BRONX' at The Tank"
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February 26th, 2020
"The basic story Hufker tells is rather simple and direct, and there are scenes with Rocky in which the dialogue seems quite realistic, but Hufker's dramaturgical strategy is anything but straightforward. Lots of seemingly tangential things, some quite bizarre, are going on in the world Hufker ha...
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