Set in a Lima, Peru prison cell in 2021, this new adaptation of the biblical story sees a bright young lawyer who has been accepting bribes thrown into prison with another political criminal and whistleblower, Jesús. More…
Peruvian citizens have just elected a President bent on ridding the political and legal system of corruption. A righteous whistleblower, Jesús, and a rash lawyer, Bara, find themselves sharing a cell under the surveillance of two cruel guards. Together Jesús and Bara navigate the landscape of their crimes – what transpires is both sinister and illuminating. Bara and Jesús debate morality and nationalism while subjected to Mother Peru’s harsh prison conditions. The play eerily mirrors political criminality happening all over the world drawing parallels to corruption in Latin America and the United States.
See it if you want an interesting take on the biblical relationship set in a politically challenged Peru. The set is good & the actors capable, but...
Don't see it if the low voices, especially when directed away from the audience, make you miss what is going on, or if loud banging or violence upsets you.
See it if Enjoyed this creatively staged play in the basement of a very old building.
Don't see it if There was not air conditioning which made it difficult to focus.
See it if don't.The idea is compelling but the execution is poor.First of all the Jesus actor cannot speak clearly nor act so there is no counterpoint
Don't see it if you were looking for an intelligent argument or exchange of ideas or a meaningful examination of politics. It is obvious and superficial
See it if See it if you need a nap outside of your home. 80 mins of two people talking to each other quietly. No idea as to what the play was about.
Don't see it if you expect a good story line or good acting. Their dull lifeless boring conversations put me to sleep. No intermission, to sneak out.
See it if You like the actors, though the direction does them very little favors.
Don't see it if Prison cliches annoy you; Corrupt guards, prison jailbird who quotes the Bible every 5 minutes, somebody has to die at the end.
See it if you like intense drama with 0olitical and social issues without "date stamped on it", yet relevant to our times. Wonderful production!
Don't see it if You are in a mood for a light theatre!
See it if an interesting idea for a play is enough to bring you to the theater.
Don't see it if you’d like an interesting premise for a play to be fleshed out in a coherent script & adept production.
See it if You’re interested in history set in a Peruvian jail cell. It is beautifully enacted by a small cast in an up up close and personal way.
Don't see it if Political stories set in jails are not your thing.
See it if Interested in politically relevant subject matter; prison brutality; corruption; ethics; modern version of biblical story.
Don't see it if averse to graphic scenes of violence, though very well choreographed. Male actors sometimes difficult to understand.