Working Theater presents a new play about life in the South Bronx, based on interviews with current neighborhood residents. More…
Dontrell’s just come back from upstate. No, not like Upstate upstate, just with his girl, you know, quiet workin’ man life. Now he’s back on his block in the Boogie Down, the South Bronx, where he did his dirt years back, but he’s not tryin’ to be grimy no more. Nah man, he’s trying to do good. But do you have any idea what that’s really like? 'The Block' is part of Working Theater’s Five Boroughs/One City Initiative for which the company commissioned five teams of writers and directors to create pieces of theater by collaborating with community members in diverse neighborhoods throughout NYC.
See it if you like urban dramas and New York City stories. Excellent acting, story a little familiar but meaningful and realistic.
Don't see it if you don't like gritty stories about struggles in the real world, right here, right now. Don't go on a hot day - a/c isn't great.
See it if you like ambitious plays with jive talking teasing, joking, bragging and scrapping characters. Plots about gentrification, drugs, and cars
Don't see it if you're offended by obscenities, hip-hop slang, crotch grabbing, and loud bragging, complaining characters
See it if you want to hear the stories of the South Bronx, empathetically told. Some hilarious monologues and exchanges between characters.
Don't see it if you don't want to be lectured on gentrification and racism. The seats in the Brooklyn theater are uncomfortable.
See it if You would like to understand the human cost of gentrification. Well developed characters struggling with relatable economic and social issue
Don't see it if You are not interested in venturing way beyond Broadway into the heart of Brooklyn.
See it if you want to see a funny, yet real, play about a man who regards his choices as a youth in an attempt to stay out of the Bronx hood lifestyle
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with profanity; topics of racism, or gentrification and its effects on the native residents; you want something upbeat.
See it if U like relevant theatre that has to do with the city we live in.
Don't see it if U are looking for more adventurous aesthetics. This play is more about t reaching your heart than exploring theatricality.
See it if You are familiar with or want to learn about life in the South Bronx.
Don't see it if You are offended by strong language or if you have small children