Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Radio Drama Network presents Sylvia Khoury's new work, where she imagines and examines what may be the hidden human costs of drone warfare. More…
What happens to a drone pilot who is spending full days watching a young Pakistani woman and her family? What happens to the woman when she knows she is being watched?
See it if you enjoy plays that are trying to make an interesting point but ultimately fail. Good staging by Carden does not help this inferior script.
Don't see it if you are looking for a cohesive drama.
See it if you’d like a play that reiterates the fact that there are no winners in our never-ending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Don't see it if you don't tolerate plays that substitute exposition for drama.
See it if You want to see a young writer and talented actors at work and you don't mind poor staging, frustrating design, and a truly jumbled story.
Don't see it if You need a coherent emotional arc, or well-drawn characters. It's upsetting to see a show with such high stakes handled so clumsily.
See it if you are interested in how the military spies on terrorist suspects (real or imagined) and how this surveillance effects both sides.
Don't see it if you are not interested in how military actions effect both the military men and the people on whom they direct their surveillance.
See it if there are some smart, thoughtful ideas here, and engaging characters, though the play probably tries to bite off more than it can chew.
Don't see it if you need a fully realized world, or need to see the final word on a play: I feel like this script may be revised and tightened some day.