In 'Angel,' Rehana is a young law student who joins the resistance when the town of Kobani is besieged, and quickly discovers that she had a talent for killing. This solo play is inspired by the real-life "Angel of Kobani," a female sniper who held ISIS in check for over a year in war-torn Syria.
'Echoes,' which played at 2016's Brits Off Broadway festival with a different cast, tells the parallel stories of two women born 175 years apart. One is a student Jihadist from England. The other is a Victorian member of the Fishing Fleet, women who traveled to East Asia to wed the men setting up the Empire. Both are idealists: intelligent adventurers, with strong religious beliefs. And both travel to foreign lands with a mission to impose a system of government upon an unwilling people.
See it if Two plays about women seeking their identity amidst the war and chaos in Syria. Powerful performances, relevant to current events.
Don't see it if You prefer lighter material, or more subtlety. These people are forced into desperate measures.
See it if you believe personal stories are political. These three women will touch your heart and expand your world.
Don't see it if if you are afraid of strong women who are willing to die for what they believe is right.
See it if You want to see a powerful production about women in the Middle East. You want great acting & superb storytelling.
Don't see it if You don't like plays about stories in the headlines. You want a comedy.
See it if You like intense solo performances by strong woman in political situations. Care about conflicts in the Middle East.
Don't see it if You do not like political themes, strong women or want to see only light fate.
See it if you have an interest in seeing an historical view of women being treated badly merely because men can do so; highly emotional and gripping
Don't see it if you don't like being subjected to the horrors of women in war, seeing men mistreat and degrade women. You want a light, happy night out.
See it if You enjoy strong female actors in amazing roles telling heartbreaking stories that need to be told.
Don't see it if You need a lot of pomp and circumstance. Minimalist set design and lighting to tell beautiful stories served best by the talent of the cast.
See it if you're interested in 2 simple but intense plays about women dealing with war and oppression. The acting is top notch for a small production.
Don't see it if you're not interested in the plights of various women, you're looking for a show with a fancy set, you dislike monologues
See it if intense solo shows about strong women in areas ravaged by war (both in Syria), actors telling their moving stories directly to the audience
Don't see it if don't like bare sets, graphic descriptions of violence; want something light and happy; don't like solo shows*
See it if You like all the Brits at E59. Angel is the better of the two plays-excellent acting by Avital Lvova. Interesting story.
Don't see it if You find accents difficult. Echoes, the two person play, boring, slow, repetitious. No scenery in either play.
See it if you enjoy great acting and writing about the plight of women in the world.
Don't see it if you don't want to hear about man's inhumanity to man
See it if This will leave you in a darker place but it's worth it to see the world through these women's eyes and feel their hearts from their souls
Don't see it if If you want a light night. It will take you to the depths of places you may not want to go
See it if You want to see two relevant and well written plays with terrific acting. Extremely moving and intense.
Don't see it if You are not interested in the plight of women in war torn countries. Heartbreaking to see the struggles.
See it if “Angel” play mesmerizes me, with its powerful and tragic story.“Echoes” play was equally powerful and dramatic. It brought us face to face
Don't see it if are not interested in the equal rights of women here and abroad
See it if Brilliant, tough-minded, raw. Great writing and acting. If you're not a feminist going in, you'll be one coming out. Amazing a man wrote it.
Don't see it if If your machismo needs maintenance or you don't get choked up about social injustice. And I wouldn't recommend this for a date night.
See it if you love intimate profound plays.
Don't see it if you are looking for a big production just for the shake of being entertaint.
See it if you like gripping, thoughtful well-crafted intimate no-frills productions that tackle current topics with universal themes and kickass women
Don't see it if u want splendid sets (there r only black walls), you don't like war stories or feminist strength in funny/riveting 1 & 2 person productions
See it if Liked Cry Havoc-this will make you rave-cry-think-feel anger-think and be grateful you were privileged to see this before its run is over
Don't see it if Heavy heavy drama's, thought provoking virtuoso drama's depress you
See it if Individually each play is interesting. Together it becomes repetitious. All are strong actresses..
Don't see it if Angel: Rehana is a sniper who successfully kills ISIS for over a year. This is barely examined. I wanted to know how she survived so long &
See it if you like stories of women coming into their own, or want to better understand what's happening in Syria (to locals & foreign women recruits)
Don't see it if you don't like serious plays. You abhor described violence (nothing is shown, fyi).
See it if If you are interested in women's issues of ALL cultures. Well acted. Disturbing subject matter.
Don't see it if If you are prejudice or mysogynistic. But I guess you wouldn't really know or accept if you are. ;)
See it if Powerful stories out of the playwright's Arabian Nightmares trilogy showcasing the heroism of 3 women living in disparate places and time
Don't see it if Not lighthearted subject matter; gruesome accounts of violent deaths in war zone; bare stage, heavily leaning on light design/direction
See it if You can prevent yourself from exasperated shouting to the characters (Echoes) "how can you be so stupid? "
Don't see it if If the very high price of female innocence is of no interest to you.