The Colored Museum
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The Colored Museum

The Colored Museum NYC Reviews and Tickets

(10 Ratings)
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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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Show-Score Member Reviews (10)

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98 Reviews | 18 Followers
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

267 Reviews | 52 Followers
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.

72 Reviews | 22 Followers
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

112 Reviews | 19 Followers
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.

260 Reviews | 62 Followers
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

165 Reviews | 22 Followers
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.

688 Reviews | 116 Followers
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

12 Reviews | 4 Followers
Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to support small theater companies and find the subject matter interesting. Inventive and powerful writing

Don't see it if You are expecting a Broadway caliber production or don’t enjoy an interactive theater experience.