All the Natalie Portmans, an imperfect but affecting play at MCC Theater about one family’s experience of loss, poverty and alcoholism examines an African American family in crisis, disintegrating slowly, against the backdrop of structural racism.
All the Natalie Portmans
MCC Theater continues its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway Season with the world premiere comedy All the Natalie Portmans, written by C.A. Johnson and directed by Kate Whoriskey.
Performances are staged at the Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater within the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space in Hell's Kitchen.
(Photos by Daniel J. Vasquez)
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All The Natalie Portmans is a fantastical new coming-of-age comedy. Keyonna is sixteen years old, extremely close with her older brother Samuel, and dreams of a better tomorrow. When brother and sister find themselves on the brink of eviction, their tenuous life on the edge of poverty is forever changed by a few hundred dollars, a pretty girl, and a famous Hollywood actress. Too smart, "too gay", and too lonely to fit in, Keyonna escapes by writing to her muse (or muses) Natalie Portman in her most iconic roles. When All The Natalie Portmans start talking back to her, Keyonna finally has to finally face her own off-screen drama in this imaginative new play about the beauty of life even if we can't see the stars.