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 you are interested in war and/or historical narratives from female perspectives.
Don't see it if you avoid narratives with descriptions war and/or sexual violence.
See it if Unbelievably good piece - small, intimate, but excellent writing. Compresses the politics of the middle east into human, accessible terms.
Don't see it if You don't like one person shows (It is a two hander first act, solo second act)
See it if you love plays led by a small cast about tough subjects like religion, oppression, and murder or if you love anything from Edinburgh Fringe.
Don't see it if you aren't a fan of single actor shows or bare staging. Each play is only an hour each but the lack of movement can make it feel longer.
See it if You're a fan of strong writing, layered storytelling, and strong female lead characters.
Don't see it if You see the world in black-and-white, you need happy endings, or you're anti-feminist.
See it if You like plays that deal with contemporary issues brilliantly acted and writing that is both explicit and poetic
Don't see it if You are disturbed by descriptions of graphic violence
See it if You like political, challenging drama that will keep you riveted with superb acting and also is satirical.
Don't see it if You want light hearted whimsical theatre.
See it if you like powerful stories based on current events performed by three outstanding actresses
Don't see it if you are a musical-comedy aficionado with no interest in world events
See it if You want to see great acting in a storytelling manner about women experience in the Middle East conflict.
Don't see it if You are not interested in middle east conflict and not into just watching one or 2 actors without much props and just concentrating on them
See it if You like terrific acting. You are interested in women's lives and experiences. You like short plays.
Don't see it if You don't like watching bad things happen to people.
See it if Strong acting, great writing! Kept us enthralled! The second play the acting took your breath away👍
Don't see it if You don't want to enjoy a thought provoking play. You're looking for a musical.
See it if It is 2 very powerful stories about women problems in a mans world now and 175 years ago and how they parallel each other. Great acting.
Don't see it if If you have a problem w women's issues present & past
See it if You like gritty serious drama with great acting.It can leave you stunned. Actress in one-woman show, Angel, gives a stunning performance.
Don't see it if Anything light or "feel good".
See it if You are prepared for a harrowing ride through the unfortunate and violent reality playing out on the other side of the world
Don't see it if You are in the mood for a feelgood flick. These 2 plays will leave you feeling drained and humbled by your good fortune.
See it if you like a minimal aesthetic, intense and compelling storytelling that's beautifully acted, and female-centric narratives
Don't see it if certain violent themes are triggering to you, you prefer shows with an ensemble, or you prefer a light-hearted story
See it if if you are ready to face the truth about women in the middle east. A MUST SEE.
Don't see it if go to the theater to be solely entertained. This play will make you weep.
See it if you like stories about strong women who battle against male oppression. The stories are moving, the acting impressive. Bare bones production
Don't see it if you want light entertainment. This is an important reminder that we all must fight the oppression of women, particularly by religions.
See it if you enjoy seeing women who feel alone, helpless and sometimes abused do something to change their terrible situation.Moving,great acting.
Don't see it if you are disturbed by story of women who are placed in horrible wartime situations with very poor options. This is not a happy show.
See it if If you are interested in women's issues and their role historically and currently in the Middle East .Graphic and disturbing.
Don't see it if If you are interested in light musicals or simple dramas.
See it if You like simple staging. You can follow two stories side by side. You want to hear intense storytelling about women and their choices.
Don't see it if You need elaborate staging. You are not interested in hearing intense stories told by women.
See it if real contemporary and historical experiences of strong, independent, resourceful, women amidst regional conflict and violence fascinate you.
Don't see it if you eschew violence, gore and death in live tragic theatre, tally plays about and including in casts only women, minimal set, hour length.
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