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Relevant, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intelligent

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This collection of stories of young refugees asks what part we play in the lives of young people who set out into the unsure waters of their futures. Best for ages 10 and up.

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Absorbing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if You want a family show about immigration. A great way to get the idea across about how to grasp such a big subject. Clever staging.

Don't see it if Your idea of immigration is building a wall. You need this more than anyone but we all know it’s a waste of time.

Well meaning, Intelligent, Slow, Relevant, Disappointing

See it if There is one magic moment. Went w 9&13 year old. They were bored. some was meaningful but much went over their heads. Refugees are like us.

Don't see it if If you want a thoughtful, fully rounded view of refugees see The Jungle which returns this year. This didn't challenge it felt remote.

Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if you empathize w/refugees striving to find a safer, happier life for themselves & their families. See it *especially* if you don’t empathize.

Don't see it if you have no need for or interest in human connection. Read more

Important topic, Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if As play addresses immigration policy & treatment of immigrants thru eyes of personal experiences & treatments. Actors were compelling.

Don't see it if As play was more like a docu-drama. Playwright did a poor job of pulling this important topic together.

Intelligent, Slow, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if an intelligent play for a young adult audience sounds interesting to you.

Don't see it if a young adult play about immigration seen through of said immigrants doesn't interest you. Read more

Relevant, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if You are going with kids, I guess. There were a lot of kids. It was interesting, but I think it was more sentimental that provocative.

Don't see it if You want to see something new and groundbreaking. The idea is good, but they didn't really get it there.

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

See it if you are interested in the hopes, fears, struggles, past & present stories of asylum seekers in the US. Moving stories that should be heard!

Don't see it if you don't care about humanity and people who try to survive & make better lives for themselves here in spite of leaving behind family.

Profound, Relevant, Soul-baring, Intense

See it if you want to be moved to tears and step into the shoes of a human being running to a better life and away from war & lack of opportunity.

Don't see it if You couldn't care less about the plight of the world's displaced citizens from wars, violence, poverty, natural disasters. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

The New York Times
January 12th, 2020

"‘Cartography’ Hops Around a Fractured World Map: This documentary show, created to teach young audiences about the experiences of refugees, focuses on optimism and hope, perhaps to a fault."
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