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
"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."
“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.”
"'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."
"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."