Follow Ahn’s journey as the harrowing becomes habitable, and hope and humanity triumph in a dangerous city. Based on the real-life Kowloon Walled City just outside of Hong Kong, this uniquely Chinese/American musical offers a timely exploration of the refugee experience. This event is part of the NYMF Concert series.
See it if Great concert. Strong voices, gorgeous music. Great blend of western and Chinese music.
Don't see it if you want a full show. Since the concert values were so good, I really wanted at least a narrator to fill in the story line.
See it if you're primarily interested in the music, which is by far the best part of the show.
Don't see it if you care about the story or song lyrics, which are broad brush strokes & give no insights into the 1 human character in the whole piece.
See it if A beautiful, layered, complex score is music to your ears. The use of a traditional erhu is haunting.
Don't see it if A musical in early form doesn't excite you. There is no set, no movement, just talented musicians and singers/actors running through this.
See it if you are willing to see a work-in-progress and judge it on that basis.
Don't see it if you expect a fully-staged production with sets, costumes, etc. The show was delivered in a cabaret environment.