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BLKS Extends Its New York Premiere

The new play by Aziza Barnes is running off-Broadway with MCC Theater.

Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Alfie Fuller, and Paige Gilbert in a scene from BLKS, running off-Broadway through June 2.
(© Deen van Meer)

MCC Theater has announced a one-week extension for the New York premiere of BLKS, written by Aziza Barnes, and directed by Robert O'Hara. Previously scheduled for a limited run through May 26, BLKS will now play through June 2 at the the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space.

BLKS is described as follows: "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 features Marié Botha, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Alfie Fuller, Paige Gilbert, Chris Myers, and Coral Peňa.

The creative team includes scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Alex Jainchill, and sound design by Palmer Hefferan.

The world premiere of BLKS was produced and presented at Steppenwolf Theatre Company.