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"We never learn why Mastaneh is so desperate to emigrate to America…And yet they have completely given over their existence, even their breath to immigration lawyer Mr. Golbahari…The thrust is as enigmatic as any of the plays this reviewer has seen in the Tehran Fajr Theater Festival. Too bad the audience hardly reacted to the inherent humor in Mashour's text...Perhaps Mashour's direction of his made-to-order script replete with NY references needs to be broader to signal it's OK to laugh." Full Review
"Such a highly detailed and emotional account of Diaspora Child's first visit to her ancestral country likely comes from personal experience...The concluding moment is all the more moving with Nikbakht in a teenager outfit embracing Mansouri's Mother Palestine, in white traditional-form dress and headscarf but with a large Palestinian flag as bodice. While anyone seeing this might not change their opinions on the topics Awad covers, they will be left with indelible impressions." Full Review
"Bjerrum rapidly changes in and out of story-specific clothes while building suspense up to the relief revelation that his father is alive and well, his prickly personality unchanged...Whatever sympathy Bjerrum builds up over the course of his animated monologue is squandered in a lengthy rant about upcoming US elections. He'd be better off railing against Denmark's very own warmonger Anders Fogh Rasmussen." Full Review
"Sous chef Fredy (Alvaro Flores) adds action and engaging commentary to investigator Paula Madrigal's expressive reading of his boss Sergio's supposed diary of their month-or-so remunerative captivity as Qaddafi's Mexican components of his cooking team...Under Lynn Lohr's masterful direction, Madrigal has the audience on the edge of their seats by the point in the diary when it seems the pair can gracefully exit the country." Full Review