Martyna Majok's ('Ironbound') new drama, about the lives of two generations of immigrant women that collide in a basement apartment, comes to Lincoln Center. More…
When the choices they’ve made about their security, dignity, and desires come back to haunt them, they must ask: what cannot – and should not – be left behind?
See it if movingly shows how female immigrants struggle to remain human & how attaining American dream may involve losing soul: connection 2 home ctry
Don't see it if play overstuffed, overlong @ 2 hrs. 40 minutes; plot lines are confusing; simplified version would have been much more effective
See it if An epic, in-the-now tale that interweaves women’s immigration stories (played by an excellent cast) would interest you.
Don't see it if You don’t like overlong, all-female dramas that fictionalize topics of current national interest.
See it if A drama about immigrant women struggling to survive, sometimes in conflict, and losing touch with families.
Don't see it if You don’t have the patience for a slow, overly long play with a confusing timeline.
See it if you enjoy well-written plays that deconstruct the American dream and immigrant sacrifices. Play offers several perspectives and experiences.
Don't see it if 3 hrs w/ 2 intermissions is too long for you or don't like all female cast. The play jumps around which sometimes leaves you wanting more.
See it if You enjoy Majok's work. Interesting interconnected stories with great depth and beautiful through-lines.
Don't see it if You don't like 3hr long plays. This might have changed since I saw it in previews. It needs about 40min worth of cuts.
See it if you like challenging drama about important issues done in a heartfelt, approachable style.While it was sometimes hard to follow,brilliant.
Don't see it if you are looking for lightweight, comedy.This is a piece of work that makes you think.Acting & directing are superb.Very special & important.
See it if You can get tickets to the rest of the sold out run. This is a show that gets the subject of immigration right and says something powerful.
Don't see it if You can't make it through a 2 hour and 45 min show.
See it if you want to experience the human face of immigrants' plight & appreciate the emotional costs of dislocation and marginalization
Don't see it if you're impatient with slow pace, at times confusing timeline, or long plays (2:45, including 2 intermissions)
See it if You want to see an all female cast with an immigration storyline.
Don't see it if You are looking for an action filled fast paced experience.
See it if you enjoy seeing narratives about characters not often front and center - or an all female cast
Don't see it if you are expecting a feel good story - or will struggle with an almost 3 hour play
See it if Well you can’t because it’s closed however this show was a brilliant glimpse into a world most natural born americans will never understand.
Don't see it if It’s closed
See it if You appreciate immigrants' stories -- here mothers and daughters over 16 years living together in a basement in Queens. Heart-rending.
Don't see it if You go to theater for amusement. These immigrants' burdens seem unrelenting. The comings and goings can be confusing.
See it if you are interested in a refreshing take on the immigration experience in NYC. Finally a play about the issue from women's perspective
Don't see it if you are looking for light entertainment
See it if you want to hear a long discussion with immigrant women in Queens, NY.
Don't see it if you dislike accents, women yelling for long periods of time and the immigrant experience of the past 20 years is not your thing.
See it if Great performances and a sophisticated take on the immigrant experience allow you to appreciate a production that just doesn't cohere.
Don't see it if You need fully realized characters and plot lines. You loved Cost of Living (as I did) and crave something equally good.
See it if you're a fan of Majok's writing and/or performances by a stellar all-female cast.
Don't see it if untidy plays bother you. Nothing is wrapped in a bow here.
See it if you love stories about multiple generations of immigrant women that all take place in one building
Don't see it if you're a stickler for consistency and also character development
See it if You are interested in the struggle of immigrants and the undocumented. See if if you want to understand the diversity of Queens County.
Don't see it if You lack empathy or are intolerant.
See it if stories of immigrants, particularly Eastern European, interests you.
Don't see it if you do not want to be on the edge of your seat for 2 hours and 45 minutes, and go through emotional turmoils with the characters.
See it if you want to understand the contemporary problem facing immigrants who have little money and are trying to make a life in NYC.
Don't see it if you're not willing to try to unravel the different stories each woman is telling (the stories are not black and white)
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