There are only just so many stories to tell, despite what any author says. But it's how the story is told is the key. A play, very often, like a child, leaves the nest of paternal guidance and control and becomes a separate being with unique thoughts and desires. It possesses the basics of what it has been given but takes that foundation as a leaping off point, becoming its own thing.
MCC Theater continues its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season with the New York premiere of BLKS, a playwriting debut by poet Aziza Barnes.
Performances are staged at The Newman Mills Theater.
(Photos by Deen van Meer)
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When shit goes down, your girls show up. As sharply funny as it is poignant, BLKS introduces us to Octavia, Imani, and June – three twenty somethings in New York City hunting for intimacy and purpose in a city that doesn’t seem to care. They drink a lot. They smoke a lot. They try to have sex. A lot. When they need each other the most, the women rally to “resurrect their fly” in a day full of humorous and painful attempts to be heard through the noise that surrounds them.