Black & Blue (FringeNYC)
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Black & Blue (FringeNYC)

Black & Blue (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(23 Ratings)
Members say
Absorbing, Great writing, Must see, Relevant, Great acting

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: Thrust into the popular social debate between Black and Blue, a black man and an NYPD police officer find themselves struggling to find common ground. What will it take for the two to finally come together?

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Show-Score Member Reviews (23)

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269 Reviews | 81 Followers
Relevant, Absorbing, Resonant, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You are interested in a personal reflection on a young man of color’s life in NYC. A nice balance of his life’s joys and challenges

Don't see it if If you are looking for a big production. There is plenty shared from the heart. The audience is asked to participate.

713 Reviews | 401 Followers
Great acting, Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if Excellent one-man show with insightful & intelligent delivery of idea African-American man by sharing the performer’s life experiences.

Don't see it if If you prefer a full set & non-racial identity topic, then skip this one.

5 Reviews | 3 Followers
Enchanting, Dizzying, Funny, Epic, Intense

See it if you love bright colors, high intensity, and loud noises!

Don't see it if you are sensitive to bright lights, loud noises, or don't enjoy high intensity.

3 Reviews | 2 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Resonant, Clever

See it if You want to see something new and relevant.

Don't see it if You don't like new works.

3 Reviews | 2 Followers
Overrated, Epic

See it if You like playful theatrics, audience participation and if you don't mind getting messy.

Don't see it if You think playing with paint is for kids.

1 Review | 1 Follower
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if Want to see positive change in the world.

Don't see it if Can't be realistic about the injustices that are happening in the world.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Absorbing, Edgy

See it if You want a real drama. This show will make you stop and think!

Don't see it if You're easily offended. It's going to create uncomfortable conversations. That's what real theatre does!

1 Review | 0 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Profound

See it if you want to experience something remarkable.

Don't see it if Want to miss out on a wonderful show.

Critic Reviews (3)

Theatre is Easy
August 24th, 2016

"Kevin Demoan Edwards’ script has a light touch, delving into these issues skillfully with real insight and nuance. Care is taken not to make obvious who is right and who is wrong, to a degree that may frustrate some audience members…It’s great, subtle writing…The play never takes the easy way out...There’s a majesty to the final ten minutes of the show that I found deeply moving...Some will find the conclusions of 'Black & Blue' easy or naïve. I found it beautiful, human, and full of truth."
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New York Theater
August 24th, 2016

"An ultimately compelling, up-to-the-minute play…The story takes a melodramatic turn that comes out of nowhere and feels imposed by the authors. Then they tack on a hopeful ending…Still, ‘Black and Blue’ has two strengths that make it worthwhile. First, there is a real effort to give voice to the various, conflicting points of view…Second, the four principal actors, under the direction of Arielle Sosland, make their characters credible."
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Atticus Review
September 22nd, 2016

"'Black & Blue', the first full-length play by writer/producer Kevin Demoan Edwards, takes on the charged dynamics of the Black Lives Matter movement and its rejoinder, the Blue Lives Matter movement. In a quickly-flowing sequence of plot advances, we witness the characters struggling with the feelings informed by their reality, while steadily conflicted as each conversation initiates a layer of compassion for their supposed opposition."
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