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Angel & Echoes

From 19 critic and 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.



45
During previews
Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Stilted, Spare

See it if you've got a secret craving for self-righteous theater that feels politically correct if unenlightened.

Don't see it if your ear is attuned to the subtle differences that make a story a story and a monologue a monologue. (They're not necessarily the same!)


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