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My White Wife, or So I Married a Black Man (FringeNYC)

From 14 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Funny, Thought-provoking, Clever, Entertaining

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: True stories (and secrets) from inside Rick and Vanessa's interracial marriage. After ten years together, they might as well laugh about it! Honest, frank, hilarious storytelling. "Younger and Shealy both possess presence and charisma to spare" - Martin Denton, More…

Categories: Comedy, Improv/Sketch/Stand-up, Local. From Younger Child Productions in association with Emerging Artists Theatre. Written by Vanessa Shealy and Rick Younger. Directed by Melissa Attebery and Carl Foreman, Jr. .

Member Reviews (14)


Relevant, Funny, Thought-provoking, Clever, Entertaining
Avg Score

Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if You like solo shows (although this is a duo). I was surprisingly pleased at the humor, real was, and relatability of this piece.

Don't see it if Hate small, bar-like venues, interracial dating, the "N" word, "solo" shows, warm theatre, non-musicals

Thought-provoking, Resonant, Enchanting

See it if you like comedy talk show / race issue is ur concern and u expect more genuine personal narrative than familiar social political argument

Don't see it if you cannot be open-minded

Charming couple, Funny, Nice, Lacking edge, White-washed

See it if You want to meet a sweet polite couple.

Don't see it if You're looking for a gritty race talk. I wanted more banter between husband & wife

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Must see, Relevant

See it if you are interested in race dynamics and aren't afraid of hearing some possibly uncomfortable truths along the way; you like good storytellin

Don't see it if you don't like being called out for being racist; you don't like real stories told by real, compelling, beautiful people; you need action

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You're interested in honest conversations about race.

Don't see it if You like action.

Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like to laugh and sometimes difficult situations, but done so to make us think.

Don't see it if you can't climb stairs - the venue has stairs.

Hilarious, Intelligent, Profound, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You like to laugh. This couple talk honestly about race and they do it with such grace & humor. I had a huge smile on my face the whole show

Don't see it if If I'm being honest, I can't think of a reason not to see this show. Everyone should see it. Its an important show.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Edgy, Funny

See it if You want to talk about race

Don't see it if You don't want to feel unconfortable about race

Funny, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in talking/learning about race in a funny thought-provoking, non-scary way. See it ESP if you're in a mixed relationship!

Don't see it if your doctor told you not to laugh; or you can't walk down steps -- The Huron Club is cute space but sadly no disabled access / elevator.

Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Funny

See it if You are interested in thought provoking show about issues of importance to the cultural/social fabric of this country and its future.

Don't see it if You want fiction or a traditional story

Absorbing, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if are open-minded, like to challenge your own prejudices, love smart, well-told stories, love to laugh (seriously - it's hilarious).

Don't see it if don't want to dig into often tricky racial issues.

Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant, Profound, Hilarious

See it if You have ANY curiosity about conversations about race relations, if you want honest, truthful thoughts from a loving place. Questions? Go.

Don't see it if You don't like entertainment, if you are narrow-minded or if you can't handle any discussion about social issues.

Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in learning more about race relations and how to heal them in an enlightening, comfortable, warm, and extremely witty way

Don't see it if You dislike laughing.

Entertaining, Great writing, Funny, Profound, Original

See it if You want to laugh and see Interracial marriage in a different perspective!

Don't see it if You don't want to be challenged and change your view to positive

August 21st, 2016
"It is so refreshing to encounter two exceptional performers who live and breathe this topic every day...Younger’s background in stand-up comedy has no doubt aided his ability to effectively deliver personal life experiences with incredible humor. He is both hysterically funny and poignant in his...
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August 22nd, 2016
“Two different performers that mesh well...The reason we’re really there is to see the pair together. 'My White Wife, or So I Married a Black Man' is missing more of the fun back and forth banter and chemistry...Co-directors Melissa Attebery and Carl Foreman, Jr. help guide the pair through the h...
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