Aziza Barnes' BLKS Extends Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   Aziza Barnes' BLKS Extends Off-Broadway
The new comedy from the poet-playwright, directed by Robert O’Hara, opened May 9.
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The Off-Broadway premiere of Aziza Barnes' BLKS, presented by MCC Theater, will continue an additional week. Robert O’Hara directs the new comedy from the poet and playwright, about a trio of Brooklyn friends navigating the course of a day as humorous as it is painful.

BLKS stars School Girls' Paige Gilbert, Is God Is' Alfie Fuller, and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy (If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka) as Octavia, Imani, and June. Rounding out the cast Off-Broadway are Marié Botha, Chris Myers, and Coral Peňa.

Performances began April 23 in the Newman Mills Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space ahead of a May 9 opening.

The production features scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Alex Jainchill, sound design by Palmer Hefferan, and casting by Telsey + Company/Adam Caldwell, CSA, William Cantler, CSA, Karyn Casl, CSA. The production stage manager is Brett Anders.

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