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.com 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. .
"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." Full Review
“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.” Full Review
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
See it if ...you 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 ...you don't want to dig into often tricky racial issues.
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