Part of FringeNYC: In the wake of an act of violence committed by charismatic high school senior Michael against devout freshman Liana, a handful of teens try to piece together the irrefutable truth. Weaving ancient tradition with now, #Blessed is a modern day book of revelations. More…
Categories: Drama, Musical/Opera, Local. From Semicolon Theatre Company. Written by Zoe Kamil. Directed by Miranda Cornell.
FROM THE ARTIST:
A Semicolon Theatre premiere, #Blessed is presented by individuals entirely 21 and under. Its team stands apart as 90% female-identified, and is headed by Fringe’s youngest-ever director, nineteen-year-old Miranda Cornell, and playwright Zoe Kamil.
See it if You're excited to see new theatre by super talented young actors, writers and directors and don't mind some frank (real teen-like) language.
Don't see it if You're easily offended by edgy language.
See it if you want to experience an absorbing, unvarnished look at teenagers grappling with abuse and uncertainty.
Don't see it if you're close-minded and have forgotten what it's like to be young.
See it if You're interested in stories about hypocrisy in Christian communities regarding teen sexuality.
Don't see it if You're looking for anything in-depth or new regarding rape. This is a young playwright who only skims the surface of topics.
See it if You want to see a dramatic comedy You are interested in the struggles of teens You want to see amazing actor and actress
Don't see it if You have a problem with bad language
See it if You are interested in understanding date rape among young people in America.
Don't see it if If you are offended by frank discussions of sexuality by teens or if you think rape culture is a myth.
See it if you want to experience a show that asks big questions about sexual assault, about consent, about hookup culture, about religion.
Don't see it if you are a survivor of sexual assault and seeing a show that deals with that topic will be difficult for you.
See it if You want to have your heart broken by some of the next generation's most talented actors
Don't see it if You don't like confronting the truth
See it if you're a human with a heart who is sick of what is going on. These actors....they're going somewhere. Do not miss.
Don't see it if you're a close minded person.
See it if You're young and navigating confusing times, religious or not, and if you enjoy theatre made by and for young adults.
Don't see it if You are easily triggered by discussions of rape or assault, but even if you are, it may be helpful and cathartic
See it if You wish to be thoroughly entertained by a thought provoking socially relevant, yet funny show.
Don't see it if You are at all prudish or easily offended.
See it if #Blessed was thought provoking and very well acted. Am looking forward to watching these young people develop and grow artistically.
Don't see it if If you are looking for "fluffy" entertainment, this is not the show for you.