Playwrights Horizons presents Zayd Dohrn’s timely drama featuring two families forced to confront each other’s religious beliefs, cultural traditions, and their own deep-seated prejudice. More…
Safe in the liberal fortress of Manhattan, Raif Almedin is a first-generation immigrant who prides himself on his modern, enlightened views. But when his daughter falls for the son of a conservative Muslim family in White Plains, he discovers the threshold of his tolerance.
See it if Culture clash between a secular liberal Muslim family and a fundamentalist one. Which one is more tolerant?
Don't see it if You are not interested in an exploration of traditional vs. modern values, and how people differ from what their backgrounds might suggest.
See it if You enjoy family dramas that explore cultural differences (here between 2 Muslim families) with a few twists thrown in
Don't see it if You don't like family dramas with arguing and limited fighting, not interested in portraits of Muslim life in the US or cultural differences
See it if you want to see an incisive exploration of the way faith influences our lives, the blind spots we end up with and the limits of tolerance.
Don't see it if some uneven acting is a dealbreaker for you.
See it if You're interested in new plays about modern, relevant topics -- especially those about religion and Islam.
Don't see it if You dislike living-room, familial dramas about religious differences between engaged couples, or have grown weary of similar work.
See it if you are interested in cultural differences between secular and fundamentalist Muslims living in the US.
Don't see it if The play is engaging, almost until the end. Unfortunately, the climactic moment feels forced and the flow is interrupted.
See it if you want to see a play that, with some extra drafts, will turn into a first-rate drama. Consider this production a work-in-progress.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy works-in-progress. Also, if you don't like plays that are ultimately unsatisfying since there is so much potential here.
See it if You want to see a great play that takes place today. Very well written and great acting.
Don't see it if You are looking for something with big fireworks. This really challenges you especially if you don't know their culture.
See it if You like plays about family values, and couples from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. Characters are well-developed.
Don't see it if You do not like a lot of conversation. You expect a lot of action.
See it if you like shows about family relationships, what makes it work, what secrets are necessary, and what can be tolerated.GREAT sets and lighting
Don't see it if you want a consistently interesting show. 1st act is excellent. 2nd act is weaker, and the ending just sort of peters out.Still,worth seeing
See it if A difficult and relevant topic handled sensitively and beautifully performed by a talented cast.
Don't see it if One of the actors (I won't say who) was kind of a weak link. But only compared to the other pitch-perfect performances.
See it if you enjoy stories about the immigrant perspective and the examination and rejection of religious and cultural believes.
Don't see it if you do not care for the immigrant stories, specifically middle-eatern, or are uncomfortable with different and unusual cultural believes.
See it if you're interested in seeing a play that deals with clashing views and explores traditional/modern family values.
Don't see it if you don't like plays that leave questions unanswered or that create suspenseful plot twists.
See it if You are interested in modern vs traditional Muslim family dynamic. Some interesting ideas. Great sets in both acts.
Don't see it if You want insight and depth to generational differences, religious beliefs. A simple almost tv-like story. Takes too long to reveal secret.
Also The big reveal causes reactions the are immature and ridiculous.
See it if You are interested in a well written, a well acted play about family relationships,values and prejudices. A thoughtful presentation.
Don't see it if If you are not interested in cultural differences and their influence on individuals. A rather deep and complex play.
See it if You want to see a new spin on an age old family saga...done by a strong cast
Don't see it if You don't like family drama or anything Muslim
See it if You enjoy thought provoking shows and are open to stories about characters with differing religious views
Don't see it if You are looking for something light and not interested in a story of families trying to bridge religious differences.
See it if You would like a drama involving perspectives of two Muslim families, one secular, one fundamentalist
Don't see it if You don't like plays involving family dynamics; you want to leave the theater feeling happy
See it if you ant to see a family drama that offers a new take by featuring an underrepresented culture
Don't see it if plays that deal with faith and tradition don't interest you or you need them to haveh a strong narrative arc and conclusive ending
See it if you enjoy seeing a wonderful work in progress, with excellent dialogue, acting, and staging
Don't see it if you have no interest in works-in-progress. An ending that could have been explosive just fizzles
See it if u care more for production values than a dramatically satisfying & cogent play. Playwrights Horizons production values are great as usual.
Don't see it if Sadly this is not a well written play. The ideas (conflicting family views on Islam) potentially fascinating, the execution is feeble.
See it if you want some food for thought about religion & its extremes--and perception about traditions vs modernism.
Don't see it if you expect a well-made play. Or HAMILTON.