Playwrights Horizons' new drama about an Iraqi-American charts the intricate pathways of motherhood and marriage — and the fragile architecture of what we call home. Based on Ibsen's "A Doll's House." More…
Eight years ago, Noura and her family fled their home in Iraq. Today, she plans the perfect Christmas dinner to celebrate their new life in New York. But when the arrival of a visitor stirs up long-buried memories, she and her husband are forced to confront the cost of their choices, and retrace the past they left behind.
See it if want to see a play about the plight of Iraqi immigrants in America. They know life is better here but regret that they can never go home.
Don't see it if you prefer lighter fare - this play is very intense.
See it if you like family dramas with some surprises; you like plays involving the adjustment of Iraqi families to the USA
Don't see it if you want to see a fun musical; you don't like plays involving Middle Eastern immigrants;
See it if If you enjoy psychodrama and theater that explores patriarchal attitudes and ensuing tragical events
Don't see it if Plays that end abruptly with the stage going black drive you bonkers
See it if A family drama, an immigrant drama, a woman's drama, historical and personal. Akin to The Doll's House but so many issues in play - complex.
Don't see it if It's not a comedy, it's not a musical, it's serious, cast of 5, small theater, lots of themes, accents, new immigrants in America.
See it if You enjoy an exploration of family values and the exploration of other cultures
Don't see it if You want an easy, upbeat fluffy afternoon of theatre. This is a search for answers to difficult questions
See it if you want to see a play about conflicting views on assimilation in American culture
Don't see it if you want to hear the main character pontificate throughout the play about the same dilemma over and over again. The play is stagnant & slow
See it if you are interested in the immigrant experience of assimilation vs. preservation of ethnic identity
Don't see it if you are easily bored, if you like well-rounded characters, you want characters with consistency, you have trouble understanding accents
See it if you can follow a somewhat convoluted but engrossing plot and want to see unexpcted twists
Don't see it if you can't pay strict attention or are prejudiced against other cultures
See it if you recognize A DOLL'S HOUSE as a classic and might enjoy a riff. Lead actress (the playwright) is wonderful, as is the simple set, but
Don't see it if it took a while -- and much exposition -- before the point of the play became apparent. Too confusing until that point is reached.
See it if if you like interesting characters dealing with interesting situations. Want drama that comes from character reveals as opposed to plot.
Don't see it if if you mind an uneven play that at times drags due to overlong speeches and lack of plot and plays that don't resolve.
See it if You are interested in aplay that deals wt an immigrant story,refugee problems, family drama, secrets, old vs new world & clashes of cultures
Don't see it if You dont like wordy drama, some confusing plot/lines,dont care about immigration, have strong values about virginity/havebaby out of wedlock
See it if you like shows about memories and cultures intertwining. It has a twist and it explores gender roles.
Don't see it if you don't like having to listen intently to lots of dialogue that is sometimes very nuanced. It's an internal show that explores identities.
See it if you're looking for a different kind of "Christmas show" that raises a number of really interesting themes.
Don't see it if you're not open to hearing about different cultures and those whose experiences are different than most of us!
See it if you like to THINK in the theatre. This play really spoke to many on quite a few levels. That it's a riff on Doll's House was a bonus.
Don't see it if you like lots of action. This is a very talky play. Which I happen love.
See it if You appreciate great acting discussing thought provoking and poignant topics.
Don't see it if You prefer light fluffy plays and or musicals.
See it if if you care about the country's immigration policies,the challenges of dual identities, family dynamics, want great script
Don't see it if if want resolved plots, don't care about the lives of refugees, don't like family drama, or want a light drama.
See it if Explores the immigrant experience and PTSD, as well as issues of motherhood. It is intense, frank and unexpected
Don't see it if You are not interested in the immigrant experience and exploration of family drama.
See it if you want a different view of an immigrant's life in America. Interesting look at those they leave behind.
Don't see it if you want an unpredictable story and a set that makes sense.
See it if You are not familiar with the Iraqi immigrant (refugee) experience in the U.S. & would like a taste of it. Raffo is a great talent.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a christmas story about families facing choices of losing identity of homeland in favor of being more American.
See it if You are interested in stories about immigration/roots/home/family. You want to support a production about Iraqi-Americans.
Don't see it if You are expecting an explicit connection to A Doll's House.