Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Alfie Fuller & Paige Gilbert in BLKS

BLKS extends at MCC Theater

The New York premiere of BLKS will now play its final performance on June 2, 2019.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

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).

Synopsis: "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."

The cast of BLKS includes (in alphabetical order) Marié Botha (as That Bitch on the Couch), Antoinette Croew-Legacy (as June), Alfie Fuller (as Imani), Paige Gilbert (as Octavia), Chris Myers (as Justin), and Coral Peňa (as Ry).

The creative team behind BLKS features scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Alex Jainchill, sound design by Palmer Hefferan.

The world premiere of BLKS was previously staged at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

BLKS Tickets are available now.

(Photo by Deen van Meer)​


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