Power Strip
Closed 1h 30m
Power Strip

Power Strip NYC Reviews and Tickets

(60 Reviews)
Members say
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.

Read more Show less

Member Reviews (60)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
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.

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

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."
Read more

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."
Read more

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."
Read more

October 26th, 2019

"Refugee Politics Leads To Sexual Politics In Sylvia Khoury's Absorbing 'POWER STRIP'"
Read more

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."
Read more

Watch This Next (3)

150+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

An exuberant, pop celebration of 21st century girl power featuring the wives of Henry VIII.

500+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

An actor drinks heavily (think Comedy Central's 'Drunk History') and tries to corral others into enacting a…

131 Reviews
Ends Oct 10
NYC: Midtown W

Following a sold-out run at LCT3, "Pass Over" will come to Broadway for a limited run this August.