"Sharum" is a documentary theatre piece that follows a Muslim family based in Queens, New York. More…
The story follows the wedding of the oldest daughter, Mariam. Throughout the events of the wedding, all 4 of the siblings are forced to come face to face with the reality of their identities, battling the stigmas around mental health, arranged marriages, drug addiction, and queerness. In the midst of this ceremony, these secrets get exposed to each other and the community around them. "Sharum" recalls true events in these scenarios that capture the responses of their parents, and the ways it permanently affects their family dynamic.
See it if You don’t mind seeing a play that is spoken 80% in the Pakistan language, with some very bad actors, and others speaking so low.
Don't see it if You want to see a well acted, and well written play.
See it if This show did great job captivating the audience with relevant issues of one’s life ,such as mental health or self identity.
Don't see it if If topics like mental health,drug addiction, etc are something you’re not fond of, this show might not be for you.
See it if Sharum provides viewers with an inside look into what a certain version of a Muslim family living in New York would be like.
Don't see it if Not much critic on this part
See it if Heartwrenching and raw. documents the lives of brown folk navigating through sexuality and mental illness so beautifully brought me to tears
Don't see it if hard to relate to if you're uncultured, so dont see it if you're not empathetic and dont like brown people or their stories
See it if You want to see a depiction of American POC experience outside the realm and focus of whiteness. Good wholesome modern family troubles
Don't see it if You’re racist.
See it if You’re ready to better understand the experience of Pakistani Muslims in the U.S. through amazing and fresh writing and acting.
Don't see it if You don’t want to be enlightened and you’re not ready to learn about a new group of people.
See it if you care abt -dialogue surrounding underrepresented communities -supporting young upcoming POC creatives -family narratives -mental health
Don't see it if you're not ready to cry or really consider the way shame is perpetuated in our society/lives/the home. or if you want to stay ignorant.
See it if The show accurately portrays in an emotional and touching way the on ice household of south asians. Must watch!
Don't see it if culturally eye opening to better understanding the south Asian you come across in your day to day life. I'd say everyone should watch it.