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Angel & Echoes

From 64 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Intense, Thought-provoking

About the show

These two timely one acts tell stories of women devastated by war who find ways to triumph on their own terms. Part of 59E59's annual Brits Off Broadway festival. More…

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.


Member Reviews (64)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Intense, Thought-provoking

60
Slow, Disappointing

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.

68
Great acting, Disappointing, Long, Grim

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 &

Also who helped her. Would have been so much more involving.... Read more Read less

67
Relevant, Resonant, Ambitious, Cliched, Overrated

See it if You want to see stories portrayed by women

Don't see it if You do not want to see extreme minorities portrayed.

Also AT this time of difficulty for so many immigrants, Echoes does not hel... Read more Read less

During previews
69
Absorbing, Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy didactic theatre well done.

Don't see it if You prefer more subtle drama.


April 24th, 2017
"'Echoes' is an unforgettable theatrical experience...Avital Lvova's solo performance as Angel is stunning. She plays the challenging role with remarkable energy and passion...'Angel' & 'Echoes' are two plays that are well paired to portray the devastating effects of war and tyranny. This meaning...
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April 17th, 2017
"The Brits Off Broadway season at 59E59 gets off to a gripping start with 'Angel & Echoes'...The stories in 'Angel & Echoes' are deeply necessary, providing us with powerful and revealing glimpses into the intractable religious and sexual prejudices behind the forces that have transformed these o...
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April 18th, 2017
“Presented together on the same bill, ‘Angel & Echoes’ is part of the Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 Theaters (where ‘Echoes’ originally played last year). As written by Naylor, enacted with ferocity and vitality by Avital Lvova, and directed with dispatch by Michael Cabot, ‘Angel’ proves t...
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April 17th, 2017
"Both 'Angel' and 'Echoes' are rich, captivating stories about themes in urgent need of attention. Naylor makes it easy to fall in love with Rehana, which makes her expected end a punch in the gut. This is true with Tillie and Samira in 'Echoes' as well. The simplicity of the production is perfec...
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