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.
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.
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.
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.
See it if You want to see something new and relevant.
Don't see it if You don't like new works.
See it if you're socially aware.
Don't see it if current events stress you out.
See it if You want to be challenged in the best way.
Don't see it if You can't listen and accept other peoples points of view.
See it if If you want to see a well written, wonderfully acted, extremely relevant piece of art.
Don't see it if If you are closed minded and not able to hear opposing views.
"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."
"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."
"'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."