A Man Like You
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A Man Like You

A Man Like You NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Profound, Must see, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Epic

About the Show

Red Soil Productions presents this new drama about the conversations between a British hostage and his Somali captor set in a windowless concrete room.

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3 Reviews | 1 Follower
Thought-provoking, Must see, Great acting, Epic, Profound

See it if If you're willing to broaden your prospective and have your beliefs challenged by a talented cast

Don't see it if You're afraid of facing the truth of what the western world has done to developing countries

Critic Reviews (4)

Talkin' Broadway
July 14th, 2016

"This is a play of big ideas more than it is of the specific characters. As such, it functions well, even as we are called upon to pay close attention to the conflicting interpretations of the history behind the stand-off. Under Yudelka Heyer's direction, the actors do a good job of keeping their characters from exploding into emotional outbursts. There is no getting in the way of the thrust of the play to lay out its arguments."
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July 26th, 2016

“By the end of ‘A Man Like You,’ many ideas and observations about the nature of terrorism have been discussed at length, but ultimately it is still a mystery what it is exactly that motivates the extremists. Despite the lack of satisfaction or resolution that comes with the end, Cassini’s play successfully challenges the generally accepted perception of what might motivate a terrorist attack. ‘A Man Like You’ is a thought-provoking exploration of a challenging subject.”
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Blog Critics
July 15th, 2016

"'A Man Like You' hurls us into a deadly thicket of politics and diplomacy, international business intrigue, the clash of cultures, and jihad...Few scenarios can concentrate a stage drama more effectively than imprisonment and interrogation. Cassini’s play adds a rich chapter to this powerful subgenre, skillfully forcing us to face some of the ugly realities of the modern age and delivering a powerful dramatic punch."
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Off Off Online
July 25th, 2016

"A powerful and thought-provoking drama…Director Heyer heightens the emotional and often violent physical relationship between North and Abdi. By design, the tension is palpable…It is wrenching and skillfully presented, with acting that is complete and detailed…Credit is due Cassini for what must have been exhaustive research, resulting in a script that is as tightly crafted as a century-old Berber carpet."
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