A Brooklyn Boy
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A Brooklyn Boy
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A Brooklyn Boy NYC Reviews and Tickets

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

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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Member Reviews (88)

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945 Reviews | 387 Followers
78
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.

796 Reviews | 217 Followers
83
Relevant, Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if you'd enjoy an amazing, true life story brought to life on stage with energy, song and dance by a talented young artist.

Don't see it if you cannot relate to the difficulties of street life or are offended by street language. Read more

705 Reviews | 214 Followers
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.

432 Reviews | 93 Followers
83
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Riveting

See it if You want a riveting & beautiful story with an actor capable of switching effortlessly between roles.

Don't see it if You don't like one man plays or small theaters.

379 Reviews | 230 Followers
85
Inspiring, Moving, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Raw

See it if you want to see a fiercely talented performer, Steven Prescod, portray 32 different characters that shaped his life growing up in Brooklyn.

Don't see it if you don't like 1 person shows and require a polished production. The potential is there for a wonderful show, but is not yet fully realized Read more

302 Reviews | 82 Followers
100
Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Riveting, Relevant

See it if you can spend an hour in E.Village experiencing brilliantly written and executed, real, 1-man 1-act autobio drama dance with comedic moments

Don't see it if you reside/work more than 2 hours from E. Village, have no other plans in Manhattan on show day, and are short of time; else, you must see

299 Reviews | 103 Followers
92
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Intense

See it if You enjoy one-man shows where the narrator shifts between characters. You enjoy heavy memoirs.

Don't see it if You dislike choppy sound design or at times unnecessary dance breaks

296 Reviews | 71 Followers
83
Powerful, Moving, Unpolished, Raw talent, Great solo performer

See it if you are interested in true stories of people who overcome hardship. Prescod is tremendously talented and charismatic and has a lot to say.

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows. If you have trouble following one actor playing multiple roles. Show needs work but a lot of potential. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

Lighting & Sound America
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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Theater In The Now
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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