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A Brooklyn Boy
East Village
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A Brooklyn Boy NYC Reviews and Tickets

88%
(88 Reviews)
Positive
99%
Mixed
1%
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0%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Co-writer and performer Steven Prescod plays 32 different characters in this solo performance which tells the story of his coming of age in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. 

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Intelligent, Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Energizing

See it if You want to see a young man tell his story with style, humor, grace & honesty. Nothing you’ve not heard before but it’s worth hearing again.

Don't see it if You’re racist or don’t have room for forgiveness in your heart.

90
Intense, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Moving, Relevant

See it if Autibiography of young man growing up amid poverty and violence. Can he break the cycle? Vivid portrayal of street culture.

Don't see it if You are uninterested in the challenges faced by young men in poor violent neighborhoods. You don’t enjoy solo actors playing many roles.

Critic Reviews (2)

March 6th, 2018

"Prescod impresses with his natural stage presence, his ability to transform himself into a gallery of characters...He commands the stage, never losing our attention...Nevertheless, the text could use some additional work. Prescod's relationship with his mother would benefit from additional fleshing out...It would be interesting to learn how acting helped him turn his life around...'A Brooklyn Boy' flies by, coasting on Prescod's natural charisma and solid technique."
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March 15th, 2018

"The amazing one-man show...Includes dozens of voices and much vibrant dancing...The energy in The East Village Playhouse is powerful indeed...Amazing dancing was happening right in front of my eyes...In accordance with the mission of City Kids, I will post that young people are encouraged to see this show. I have a few young New Yorkers I am telling about this fine production. Prescod's ability to sing, dance, and play upwards of 30 roles for an hour is a joy to behold."
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