Urban Stages in association with East Hampton's John Drew Theater present the US premiere of this fast-paced British comedy about a Middle Eastern surgeon who immigrates to England,. More…
The doctor arrives in London in search of work and a new life. Instead, through a series of hilarious mistakes and hapless missteps, he runs afoul of both white nationalists and liberal hypocrites, and discovers some surprising truths about the way immigrants are viewed.
See it if you are enchanted by a clever premise (all four actors play the AYM) and inventive staging. But this picaresque story goes nowhere.
Don't see it if you get impatient. AYM wore out its welcome and delivered no insights. Ambling, rambling. Max Samuels is terrific; he's one to watch!
See it if You enjoy storytelling. It's a good attempt at being quirky and interesting but it falls short on both counts.
Don't see it if You want to see a well polished show. The characters are not distinctive enough and the story becomes confusing.
See it if you like great staged but confusing physical comedy with accents
Don't see it if you get confused when the same character is played by 4 different actors and the same 4 play several other characters.
See it if you question the current atmosphere on treating immigrants. This 10-year old British play is very relevant today. Good ensemble acting.
Don't see it if you can't keep yourself from fidgeting in the tight seating for very long. At 80 minutes I found it to be 40 minutes too long.
See it if You want to see a talented group of actors perform and don't mind being confused at following the story
Don't see it if Talented actors is not enough of a draw and you need to be able to follow the story as well
See it if you enjoy improv-style physical comedy with props and an interesting format. 4 actors/1 role acting should interest you.
Don't see it if aren't a fan of unconventional comedies or physical/prop humor. Not a philosophical look at immigration either.
See it if Want to support ambitious actors doong a great job with very little to work with. Daftios, the actor with the least amount of lines is fabu
Don't see it if You don't like only a few characters in a play where firls play men, the men play women & and they trade roles throughout.
See it if you like ducks, physical comedy, nonsensical distracting plots, unconventional staging, 4 actors sharing one role
Don't see it if you are a trump supporter or liberal "snowflake" idiot - both are heavily satirized here, like normal productions, hate ducks