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Welcome to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Delightful, Confusing, Banal, Enchanting, Self-absorbent

About the show

Avant-garde artists Monk Parrots return to 59E59 with this new dark musical comedy set in Dharan about American expats in search of a dream. More…

The performing and visual artists of Monk Parrots return with their distinct style of theatre in 'Welcome to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.' This dark musical comedy takes an intimate look at the barriers between Middle Eastern and Western cultures and the emotional and psychological lives of American expatriates who encounter barriers related to culture and gender.


Member Reviews (2)

MEMBERS SAY:

Delightful, Confusing, Banal, Enchanting, Self-absorbent
64
Avg Score

46
Confusing, Self-absorbent, Banal

See it if you could enjoy a piece of absurd (artistically used here, with much leeway) theatre.

Don't see it if you don't like seeing theatre that just "is".

100
Delightful, Enchanting

See it if It was wonderful!

Don't see it if You don't like musicals


October 20th, 2015
"An off-putting piece if ever there was one...The show’s creators are apparently going for the decadent garishness of 'Cabaret,' but the piece lacks the coherence and clarity of purpose to pull that off, coming across instead as a randomly assembled stew. Theatergoers who frequent 59E59 are not u...
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October 11th, 2015
"'Welcome to the KSA' is about as geopolitically enlightening as Disney's 'Aladdin'...Leonard seems to be trying to say something about the radical shifts in Saudi society, but he is often undermined by his inability to resist cheap jokes...The entire cast seems to be treading water, doing their ...
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October 16th, 2015
"If there is a deeper message at play here, it isn't successfully communicated. The lack of material to drive the story forward and poor character development make the whole plot seem sloppy. When interesting information is presented, it has little connection to the rest of the story. Overall, th...
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October 12th, 2015
"The title of this work is so inviting, the subject matter interesting in the extreme, but, alas, it’s all in the execution, execution in all its meanings. One sees the intentions when studying the script, but it reads better than it plays...The most cogent comment on this work? The house was pac...
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