MCC Theater has announced a 1-week extension for its current New York premiere of BLKS, a playwriting debut by poet Aziza Barnes, directed by Robert O'Hara, which began previews at The Newman Mills Theater (within the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space) on April 20, 2019, and officially opened last night, May 9 (read our 5* review). The limited engagement will now run through June 2, 2019 (instead of May 26).
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.