The Niceties

The Niceties

The Niceties  has now closed.

Manhattan Theatre Club continued its 2018-2019 season with the New York premiere of The Niceties, written by Eleanor Burgess and directed by Kimberley Senior.

Performances were staged at the Studio at Stage II within the New York City Center.

(Photos by T. Charles Erickson)

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Running time: 
1hrs 45mins (including 1 intermission)
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About The Niceties:

At an elite East Coast university, an ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor meet to discuss a paper the college junior is writing about the American Revolution. They’re both liberal. They’re both women. They’re both brilliant. But very quickly, discussions of grammar and Google turn to race and reputation, and before they know it, they’re in dangerous territory neither of them had foreseen – and facing stunning implications that can’t be undone.

Eleanor Burgess
Manhattan Theatre Club in association with Huntington Theatre Company and McCarter Theatre Center
Kimberly Senior
D.M. Wood
Elisheba Ittoop
Cameron Anderson
Kara Harmon
Cast list:
Lisa Banes (as Janine) and Jordan Boatman (as Zoe)
The Niceties Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
October 12, 2018
Opening date: 
October 25, 2018
November 18, 2018

New York City Center

131 West 55th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenue), New York, NY 10019
Nearest subway station:
57th Street stations

Latest The Niceties News & Features

Photo credit: The Niceties (Photo by T. Charles Erickson)
Manhattan Theatre Club to present virtual adaptation of ‘The Niceties’
May 4, 2021

The original off-Broadway cast will reprise their performances in a virtual adaptation of Eleanor Burgess’ The Niceties.

Our The Niceties Review

Don’t be fooled by the title of Eleanor Burgess’ The Niceties, now playing at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Studio at Stage II at New York City Center. Despite the name, there are no civilities, no handshakes, no pledges of sisterhood or fidelity. Nothing is resolved. I loved it. The other thing that I really liked about Burgess’ approach to her two-character, conflict-filled play is that there is... Read more