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Black & Blue (FringeNYC)
East Village
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Black & Blue (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

94%
(21 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
5%
Negative
0%
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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Member Reviews (21)

100
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.

78
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.

Critic Reviews (3)

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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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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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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