The Niceties 2018

Run Time:
One hour and 45 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 13+
Opened: October 25, 2018
Closing: November 18, 2018

The Niceties - 2018 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II
131 West 55th Street New York, NY 10036

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. Written with powerful truth and humor by Eleanor Burgess, this deeply resonant work is directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced). The Washington Post hails it as "a barnburner of a play," adding that it's "one of the best plays I've seen about who gets to tell the story of America, and how."

The Niceties - 2018 - Off-Broadway Cast

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BWW Review: Eleanor Burgess' Thought-Provoking THE NICETIES Debates Microaggressions and Revolutions
by Michael Dale - October 28, 2018

"You're more afraid of looking like a racist than you are of being a racist," an African-American college student surmises when her white professor reacts with panic when it becomes clear that she intends to go public on social media with the content of the conversation they just had.

Photo Flash: MTC's THE NICETIES Celebrates Opening Night
by Julie Musbach - October 26, 2018

The Niceties is now playing at MTC's The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street).

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of MTC's THE NICETIES?
by Stephi Wild - October 26, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of The Niceties, written by Eleanor Burgess and directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced), opened last night, October 25, at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street). Let's see what the critics are saying...

THE NICETIES Opens Tomorrow At MTC's The Studio
by A.A. Cristi - October 24, 2018

MTC's THE NICETIES Begins Previews Tomorrow
by Julie Musbach - October 11, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of The Niceties, written by Eleanor Burgess and directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced), begins performances tomorrow at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street). Opening night is set for Thursday, October 25.

Photo Flash: First Look at MTC's THE NICETIES
by Julie Musbach - October 10, 2018

The Niceties begins performances this Friday, October 12 at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street). Get a first look at the production below!

The Niceties FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of The Niceties have there been?
The Niceties has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2018.

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