Yasmina's Necklace
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Yasmina's Necklace
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Yasmina's Necklace NJ Reviews and Tickets

83%
(11 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
9%
Negative
0%
Members say
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

About the Show

This New Jersey premiere centers around Abdul Samee, a young man whose efforts to turn away from his heritage are challenged when he meets a beautiful woman from his father's homeland.

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Member Reviews (11)

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216 Reviews | 55 Followers
67
Relevant, Cliched script, Strong performances by layan elwazani & cesar rosado

See it if You are scouting for acting talent Layan Elwazani as Yasmina & Cesar Rosado as Abdual "Sam" Samir shine through tons of corny dialogue.

Don't see it if Bad writing drives you up a wall. The script is thick with over used platitudes & bland sterotypes. Read more

177 Reviews | 22 Followers
77
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you enjoy a good show where you can also learn something new. this story gives insight into the challenges of muslim immigrants and PTSD

Don't see it if you do not want to think!

45 Reviews | 63 Followers
89
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you want insight into the wrenching consequences of the Iraq war, compelling characters, their displacement and hardships as refugees.

Don't see it if you want frivolous fare or don't want to be made think or to feel uncomfortable about how Muslims can be (mis)treated in the US.

28 Reviews | 12 Followers
70
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Uneven, Cliched

See it if You can forgive questionable writing ling enough to enjoy two fine performances.

Don't see it if You want something fresh, several better plays tackling similar immigrant / refugee stories have been staged over past years in greater NYC

24 Reviews | 20 Followers
81
Funny, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in exploring cultural and religious identity and learning more about the human experience of refugees.

Don't see it if you are looking for a musical or a mindless comedy--this is funny in parts but also sad

16 Reviews | 3 Followers
96
Relevant, Masterful, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you love romance and learning about cultures outside of "white America."

Don't see it if your spouse just left you and you have a fear of ugly crying about it in public.

ljw
8 Reviews | 3 Followers
78
Slow, Intense, Intelligent

See it if Interesting characters and topic regarding Muslim-American identity and the scars of war for refugees.

Don't see it if You don’t like comically broad interpretations- actors playing Sam’s parents were annoying. Play is also too long- needs editing.

7 Reviews | 1 Follower
96
Relevant, Refreshing, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You love intelligent and educational material and learning about other cultures. Very intimate black box theatre.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays. The set is very immersive- it’s like your part of the show. Read more

Critic Reviews (5)

BroadwayWorld
September 8th, 2019

"'YASMINA'S NECKLACE' at Premiere Stages in Union is a Moving Story-A Must-See"
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Out in Jersey
September 16th, 2019

"'Yasmina’s Necklace' looks at cultural identity through the lens of romantic comedy."
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NJ Arts Maven
September 8th, 2019

"'YASMINA’S NECKLACE' AT PREMIERE STAGES DEFTLY ILLUMINATES CLASH BETWEEN THE YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW"
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T
September 12th, 2019

"'Yasmina’s Necklace' Celebrates Diversity and Understanding"
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U
September 13th, 2019

"‘Yasmina’s Necklace’ morphs from comedy to tragedy."
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