Power Strip
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Power Strip

Power Strip NYC Reviews and Tickets

(60 Reviews)
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Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

About the Show

In this world premiere for LCT3, Yasmin, a young Syrian refugee, must betray everything she once knew and valued in order to survive.

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Member Reviews (60)

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982 Reviews | 343 Followers
Ambitious, Strong script, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if you'd like a gripping, gritty Syrian refugee story. Well-plotted, feminist perspective. Moving, Powerful. Bleak. Clever, resilient protagont

Don't see it if you want a perfect script. Could use some cuts. Sags a bit. Also, lead actress is strident, harsh in delivery. More nuance w. help.

716 Reviews | 219 Followers
Powerful, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant, Intense

See it if Feminist survivor play about a gritty outcast refugee who finds empowerment in an unlikely place. Excellent writing and acting.

Don't see it if You are uninterested in an intense drama that is highly critical of Syrian men & morals. Rape, prostitution, stabbing, blood. Read more

650 Reviews | 284 Followers
So tense you can't breath, extraordinary portrayal of brutalized syrian female refugee in refugee camp; but some misses

See it if harrowing feminist tale; in set as stark as the moon, tells hellish tale of Syrian female refugee w/ dreams crushed by tribal purity rules

Don't see it if awkward flashbacks; inconsistent feminist pt of view: protagonist oscillates from compliant 2 outraged; SPOILER: violent end 2 abrupt Read more

712 Reviews | 108 Followers
Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like a powerful drama about Syrian refugees. The woman's role was very demanding and I liked the way choices to be made were expressed.

Don't see it if you do not like to see a play where people live in horrible circumstances and have very difficult choices to make.

677 Reviews | 190 Followers
Good acting, Riveting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if to witness a powerful, timely, achingly haunting portrayal of Syrian refugee life that infuses politics, survivalism, feminism & human drama

Don't see it if u prefer to keep your head in the sand when it comes to the human toll that Mideast civil unrest wreaks in the name of religion & politics. Read more

651 Reviews | 128 Followers
Entertaining, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if A women doing anything to stay alive in a danger place.

Don't see it if Very talky show, with flashback of how things came to be. Read more

670 Reviews | 156 Followers
Well played, Feminist, Political as personal, Timely, Wrenching

See it if you’re interested in the worldwide immigration crisis, non-domestic cultures or theatrical embodiments of the struggle for women’s rights.

Don't see it if you’re uninterested in the worldwide immigration crisis, non-domestic cultures or theatrical embodiments of the struggle for women’s rights. Read more

543 Reviews | 133 Followers
Good acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Bold

See it if you're interested in a young woman's ability to do whatever it takes to get herself out of a Syrian refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece; dark.

Don't see it if people under duress in a difficult situation is not of interest to you; no interest in the worldwide refugee crisis; gritty, sad, desperate.

Critic Reviews (5)

The New York Times
October 21st, 2019

"In ‘Power Strip,’ a Syrian Story Both Bleak and Striking: Sylvia Khoury’s insidiously sharp new play arrives as the eight-year-old conflict is making fresh headlines in the United States."
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Time Out New York
October 22nd, 2019

4/5 Stars "Khoury has a gift for lines that ring so achingly true, they take your breath away...Like its heroine, the play seems emotionally distant at first. But it’s exciting to watch Yasmin slowly slough off the burdens of shame and expectations and learn to put herself first—at any cost."
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October 21st, 2019

"In 'Power Strip,' a Syrian Refugee Takes Back What Belongs to Her: Sylvia Khoury imagines one woman's life as she straddles the border between East and West."
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October 26th, 2019

"Refugee Politics Leads To Sexual Politics In Sylvia Khoury's Absorbing 'POWER STRIP'"
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New York Stage Review
October 21st, 2019

3/5 Stars "Sylvia Khoury deserves thanks for putting her author's hand where her heart obviously is. She accomplishes much in the 90 minutes she's allotted herself, but she does need more time to fill out a situation that too frequently remains sketchy."
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