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? More…
Categories: Drama, Spoken Word/Poetry, Local. Written by Kevin Demoan Edwards. Poetry and Lyrics by Katherine George.
"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." Full Review
"'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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
See it if you want to see what all theater should be like. It was meaningful, poignant, fresh, and entertaining. This is a must see!
Don't see it if you don't want to see the best that theater can offer. Don't see it if you don't want to laugh and cry and be moved!
See it if you are socially conscious, politically aware or passionate about engaging in positive conversations about race, gender, & equality
Don't see it if you don't like to encounter views that differ from your currently held beliefs. But being honest, everyone needs to see this topical show.
See it if You want to be encouraged with love for those facing challenging dilimas in today's society
Don't see it if You are not open to challenging your own opinions and awareness of today's problems.
See it if you want to have a view of how some people think about what's happening in America racially
Don't see it if you want an original position or idea about what's happening in America racially