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 You want to see a story of refugees making a new life for themselves while acclimating spiritually to find a balance.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy heightened text & symbolism, and a play that forces you to think long after it ends.
See it if You are interested in understanding the experience of a successful Iraqi American and her family. excellent acting and writing
Don't see it if You like to go to Trump rallies
See it if you are interested in refugees or you like stories about immigrant families trying to adapt in a positive way
Don't see it if you thought the show was about immigration because it's more about the characters
See it if you are interested in immigrant and refugee issues - you like to support female playwrights - you are interested in the stories of Iraqis.
Don't see it if you don't care for slow-moving stories that are absorbing and have interesting characters but leave you lacking at the end.
See it if You're interested in supporting Middle Eastern/West Asian representation onstage, you're interested in character driven work vs. plot driven
Don't see it if You need to see more doing and less talking, ou're not interested in family dramas or PTSD/assimilation stories
See it if You like confusing stories. Staging is interesting.
Don't see it if You don’t like mediocre acting and actors you don’t believe mostly. The plot is very confusing and at some point doesn’t make sense at all.
See it if There are some strong performances and lovely moments in this muddled, unfocused, poorly written, even more poorly staged play.
Don't see it if Ultimately, the play is an aimless 75 minutes that inexplicably and clumsily explodes into a fraught crisis drama for the final 15 minutes.
See it if You find interest in the problems of Christians in Iraq.
Don't see it if Interesting production, but actors spoke too quickly and with accents that were hard to understand.
See it if The slow reveal of the characters and their backgrounds made for a thought provoking show
Don't see it if you want lots of action or musical numbers
See it if you like a strong and original female lead, a new playwright's voice, Iraqi immigrant family humor (a first for me) and dramatic twists.
Don't see it if You don't want to be challenged. This play has really stayed with me and I am so glad that I saw it.
See it if Interested in a smart immigrant Iraqi family, embracing their new US citizenship. Interesting twists while blending traditions during xmas.
Don't see it if If you are looking for a fluff theater experience and no interest in Iraqi culture.
See it if See if you know anyone who is an immigrat or of immigrant decent. This is not only timely and relevant but can translate to anyone.
Don't see it if Don't see it if you do not like plays that are about immigrants or about people who have a hard time fitting in...
See it if You appreciate shows about the immigrant experience and you are looking for a thought-provoking theatrical experience
Don't see it if You don't like shows that leave issues unresolved
See it if A refugee parallel to A Doll’s House exploring differences of American individualism vs Middle Eastern community/culture sounds good.
Don't see it if If you don’t want to piece together big ideas about what this is about. This is a bold play that feels slightly unfinished.
See it if complex emotional drama that touches upon current issues of immigration, identity and acceptance.
Don't see it if you're not interested in theater addressing serious current issues
See it if you appreciate excellent acting. The interaction among the characters is seamless and riveting. Each actor totally inhabits his/her role.
Don't see it if you don't like political or emotional themes. At times it is a bit hard to follow as there is a lot going on.
Also I already have a ticket to see it a second time before it closes.
See it if you want or need an understanding and a deeper connection to the layers of the refugee in the US experience.
Don't see it if you are very sensitive to potentially triggering topics. Most people should be able to handle this though. +don't come looking for a comedy.
See it if You want a current take on a classic. This is a gritty look at the reality of today.
Don't see it if You don’t like to stay up on current events or see a story from another point of view.
See it if You want to witness brilliant acting and painstakingly real truths about the experience of some Iraqi immigrants.
Don't see it if You desire a strong plot arc and a clear through-line.