A Second Birth
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A Second Birth
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A Second Birth NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(32 Ratings)
Positive
97%
Mixed
3%
Negative
0%
Members say
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Great writing

About the Show

In a rural village in southern Afghanistan, a family struggles with the tradition of bacha posh - the practice of raising a daughter to act, dress, and behave like a boy. 

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752 Reviews | 145 Followers
91
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if About the custom of bacha posh that challenge one young woman and her family.

Don't see it if You have no interest in what some women go thru in a different country. Read more

683 Reviews | 161 Followers
90
Beautifully played, Delightful, Feminist, Educational, Smart

See it if you'd like a window onto Middle Eastern family life like you've likely never seen it before.

Don't see it if you've no intention of opening up to a domestic situation that, though deeply human, is on the surface very unlike a typical US household. Read more

302 Reviews | 99 Followers
90
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if you want to see an intelligent story of the custom of bacha posh and the challenges it makes for the girl going through it.

Don't see it if you cannot watch a story of a custom that, from a Westerner's eye, is cruel and oppressive to women. Read more

307 Reviews | 48 Followers
85
Thought-provoking, Romantic, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy sweet romances mixed with intelligent treatments of gender roles told through the use interesting settings and cultural phenomena.

Don't see it if You mind plays with many scenes and a predictable plot. The play maybe a bit more optimistic and nicer than the reality in the end. Read more

774 Reviews | 246 Followers
85
Funny, Thought-provoking, Touching, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if Gender issues in Afghanistan, but also a heartwarming story of family, marriage, rebellious teenagers and young love. Great for all ages.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a coming-of-age story set in a traditional Muslim culture. Almost 2 hours in folding chairs. Barebones production.

86 Reviews | 10 Followers
84
Polemical, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You are interested in women in Afghanistan

Don't see it if You do not have an interest in women in Afghanistan or in feminist themes or themes of gender identity Read more

287 Reviews | 32 Followers
82
Good acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing, Charming

See it if you like productions that explore cultures you may not be familiar with

Don't see it if you want a flashy production, you don't like "Hollywood: endings or can't keep up with fast talking actors

227 Reviews | 76 Followers
81
Charming, Surprisingly light, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in the well-written, well-acted story of an Afghani woman. Despite heavy themes, it’s surprisingly light and enjoyable.

Don't see it if You’re not open-minded about other cultural practices. You are looking for something profound. It’s basically a romantic comedy. Read more