Power Strip
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Power Strip

Power Strip NYC Reviews and Tickets

(60 Ratings)
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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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Show-Score Member Reviews (60)

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97 Reviews | 15 Followers
Absolutely brilliant play, completely relevant, great acting

See it if what is happening on the US border makes you crazy and you wonder what happens in Europe with refugess.....if you can stand searing theater.

Don't see it if you think women are your property or anyone's property, for that matter. The play is NOT hard to follow. Read more

117 Reviews | 25 Followers
Relevant, Great staging, Great writing, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You like brave and important new work with a strong female character in a refugee situation.

Don't see it if You don’t like characters in bleak situations, even if they’re successful in their survival.

758 Reviews | 242 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

105 Reviews | 8 Followers
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see the plight of Syrian refugees, especially women, depicted in a personal way. Really grabs you emotionally. Wonderful actors.

Don't see it if you don't care about the plight of Syrian refugees or don't like timely stories about real-life situations. It's pretty heavy but honest.

601 Reviews | 146 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.

677 Reviews | 192 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

669 Reviews | 385 Followers
Intense, Riveting, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A very current play about international immigration and politics. Strong acting and scripts that is very relevant.

Don't see it if It immigration, politics and empowerment is not your thing, then this most likely won't be your play to see.

414 Reviews | 70 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if disturbing story of refugees from war-torn Syria; more particularly a woman's fight for survival while surrounded by patriarchal views*

Don't see it if don't want dark story, violence, flashbacks or contrived parts. Don't want a story about woman taking back her own power. Read more

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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