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, nytheater.comRead more Show less
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
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
"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 remarks on race...Shealy and Younger shine brightest when they are onstage together. Their loving rapport and comic banter are deeply enchanting."
“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 highs and lows of the comedy and drama, ensuring that the authenticity remains. Though the more somber moments aren’t as polished. This is a play that will make you laugh.”