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Members say: Resonant, Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Moving and unusual
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Pan Asian Repertory presents this drama set in a Pakistani prison in the '80s, with four female inmates representing different injustices.

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'Acquittal' was inspired by the playwright's own experience as a political prisoner. Shahid Nadeem is now the artistic director of Ashoka Theatre in Lahore, Pakistan, and is a celebrated playwright in his homeland.

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Theater Pizzazz

"A trenchant and powerful work...What happens to each of the women by the play’s conclusion is poignant and realistically drawn. The theme of the power of education to deliver freedom to uphold the preciousness of human rights is masterfully elucidated...The ensemble is beautifully shepherded by the director. They turn in outstanding performances. This is a riveting, uplifting production that is not to be missed." Full Review

Broadway Blog

“A brief but potent play…Nadeem’s gift for character development is quite adept…Director Noelle Ghoussani has assembled a fine cast and has been careful not to let them become too maudlin…Pan Asian Repertory has not only given theatergoers an evening of provocative and engaging theater but it has also piqued a curiosity for learning more about this troubling time in history.” Full Review

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Moving and unusual

See it if If you are from the SubContinent, it will resonate. If you are interested in Pakistan political history, womens rights, expanding the mind

Don't see it if you dislike short plays that require you to focus. Are uninterested in small human dramas. Are looking for sweep, action, romance, catharsis

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Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You like thought provoking drama about women's movement now and in the past.

Don't see it if You don't like political drama