The Colored Museum
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The Colored Museum
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The Colored Museum NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(10 Reviews)
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90%
Mixed
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Members say
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy

About the Show

Harlem Repertory Theatre presents an immersive production of George C. Wolfe's celebrated satire, which explores what it means to be black in America.

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687 Reviews | 113 Followers
75
Ambitious, Edgy, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Wolfe's pitch black satire on African American mores still shocking, funny & (unfortunately) resonant Well staged in arena-style space

Don't see it if Acting is spotty & direction often slack but still packs a punch Sound design too loud (for space & actors) Audience movement can be awkward

263 Reviews | 52 Followers
83
Absorbing, Disturbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you would like a disturbing, satirical view of African-American history at an incredibly talented shoestring theatre. They do amazing work!

Don't see it if If you aren't interested in vignettes of African-American experience or are put off by uneven sound quality.

225 Reviews | 56 Followers
77
Not closed, Confident & ambitious, Uneven but worth it

See it if You are able to laugh and cry and appreciate the paths Black Americans have traveled & the contradictions between generations

Don't see it if You want a linerar plot as this is a series of vinyettes - some easier to decipher & better executed than other Read more

149 Reviews | 19 Followers
76
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if It was one of the most original pieces of work that I saw this year.Really enjoyed the different characters and their portrayals.Go see.

Don't see it if IF you really don't want to know about the Black experience in the USA.If you don't have an open mind,don't see this show.

109 Reviews | 19 Followers
78
Clever, edgy, profound, well acted

See it if you like good acting, thoughtful writing, and want to support the worthy Harlem Rep Theatre

Don't see it if you want a long narrative and tip top production values. This play is unrelated scenes depicting black America done simply and done well.

98 Reviews | 18 Followers
87
Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You’re interested in the African American experience based in history, you’re open to seeing some ugly truths, you like unusual staging

Don't see it if If you can’t believe some of the ways people treated one another, are insensitive to the struggles of others, need fancy & electronics Read more

72 Reviews | 22 Followers
80
Relevant, Clever, Ambitious, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy satirical works about African-American culture and race relations.

Don't see it if you expect a completely polished play. Read more

19 Reviews | 7 Followers
50
Edgy, Slow, Overrated, Intense

See it if multiple acts with no plot.

Don't see it if I just didn't get it. I never walked out on a play, but I did with this one. I was unable to follow or understand the point of each act. Read more

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