PLAN DATE: SUN / APR. 14
A dinner-drinks date with your love is great, but every once in a while it’s so important to have an intellectually stimulating time with your person. Head to the SoHo Playhouse for Bill Posley’s (CBS’ The Neighborhood, Netflix’s Glow) The Day I Became Black—an off-Broadway show that tackles issues of what it means to be biracial in a white world. Posley explores what it means to grow up half-white, half-black in a society that has already stamped and sealed your identity for you; he finds the comedy in the struggle of trying to fit in and just be yourself. The show was nominated for “Best Solo Show” and “Top of the Fringe” at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Then, head over to Michelin-approved Ciccio, a neighborhood alimentari just a minute away from the Playhouse. It’s simple, elegant and authentic Tuscan-Florentine fare here. They exemplify the Tuscan idea that “a full stomach comforts the soul”—where better to discuss and work through everything you just saw. The restaurant is housed in a former antique store that now sports a raw look through whitewashed brick walls and blonde wood tables. Order some of their delicious home-made pasta, a glass of wine, and spend the rest of the evening having an incredible conversation with your love.
The Day I Became Black
SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Watch the promo for the show here.
190 6th Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: Start your meal with the Ribolitta, a Tuscan soup made of cannellini beans soup, kale, spinach, cabbage, leeks, served with wheat bread.