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 can handle devastating truths about the lives of women in war torn Syria (& 1 in Victorian British Afghanistan). Courageous & painful~
Don't see it if Bare bones production of monologues which, if you're not interested in subject), could tax you. 2 of the 3 actresses are impassioned/strong~
See it if If you like one-woman shows or two handlers. You like political topics and are interested in women's lives.
Don't see it if You like light entertainments. This one is really intense to me & makes me feel depressed several times during the show. The set is simple.
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!)
See it if 3 amazing stories by 3 masterful actress. How war effects women in current times & in the past. Important in this current political climat.
Don't see it if If you voted for the current "predictor in chief " thank you EE for this quote see her show about city of joy @ MTC
See it if You would enjoy a compelling dramatic play told in the first person narrative. Powerful storytellling by terrific actors.
Don't see it if you dont like monologues or minimalist sets.
See it if you like powerful performances in intimate, simple setting; women's war stories; unflinching look at injustice via complex characters.
Don't see it if you prefer lighter themes; you are triggered by graphic descriptions (and some enactment) of violence - more specific warnings below.
See it if you want to see good actors in strong female roles. The characters were credible and had depth.
Don't see it if you want to see something light. There are some disturbing themes.
Also I felt that the writing was stronger in Echoes than in Angel.
See it if you care about the different sides of war. Here, three women from three sides are given voice. Angel is powerful and raw and unapologetic.
Don't see it if you have an aversion to considering the unique angle of women in war. or if you want bells and whistles with staging.
See it if you want to see exciting punchy plays on topics timely and of all time. Superbly acted tightly focused commentary on current/historic events
Don't see it if you dislike plays on political topics: ISIS, Colonialism, Subjugation of women. That demand your attention and espouse one point of view
See it if you're ready for intense, thought provoking, politically relevant and hard-hitting story telling in a minimalist setting.
Don't see it if you're not in the mood for challenging "monologue" style short dramas.
See it if Avital Lvova in the second act was a one woman performer who was so amazing....overwhelming....beyond belief.......breathtaking performance
Don't see it if You don't like one woman shows........and are prejudiced against thedowntrodden people of the world..............not liberal.
See it if you enjoy one acts, dark comedy, stories of violence and revenge, strong women characters, thoughtful writing and acting, monologues.
Don't see it if You have trouble undetstanding English accents, want a full length fully staged production, prefer a light comedy, you aren't in the mood.
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