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