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

81%
(32 Reviews)
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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Member Reviews (32)

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984 Reviews | 229 Followers
72
Intelligent, Profound, Refreshing, Ambitious

See it if If you want a play that has seriousness and humor as well. Deals with a afghani women and what it is like to live in Muslim world.

Don't see it if If you want a good or realistic ending. If you dont like smaller, more cramped spaces.

539 Reviews | 1877 Followers
75
Solid, Interesting, Delightful

See it if For a small scrappy show, it was well done. Character development was good and the story refreshing.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable in non traditional theater spaces. It’s in the high area of a church.

706 Reviews | 214 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.

750 Reviews | 124 Followers
77
Unnecessary adjusting of rugs & furniture, Predictable plot, Cultural insights, Beautiful staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you are curios about Afghani customs and family life. Charming authentic aspects include costumes, tea traditions & traditional singing

Don't see it if unexpected plot twists or high drama make you happy. The plot of this show is similar to that of a romance novel.

668 Reviews | 155 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

612 Reviews | 125 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

502 Reviews | 103 Followers
58
Predictable

See it if You are interested in learning about a subject that you may not be familiar with.

Don't see it if You are bothered by a predictable script and not very good staging Read more

404 Reviews | 104 Followers
73
Relevant, Resonant

See it if you want to see a show dealing with a little known practice of Islam in rural Afghanistan and the hypocrisy embraced to "benefit" the family

Don't see it if the acceptance of Western values seen as the "escape" for Muslim women seems too strong an example of projection and the "happy" end unreal.