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 you interested in political stories or like to support young playwrights
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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’re into intense political dramas
Don't see it if Graphic violent scenes offend you, or if you like a nice cool theater in the summer
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!
"The tension between the two men is palpable right from the start of this short one act play...This production directed by Eduardo Machado could benefit from even more tension...The fight choreography by Daniel Benhamu was excellent. Anwar Wolf portrayed Jesús and believably conveyed all of the piety required...Mr. D'Amato successfully propelled the story and gave us yet another reason to distrust lawyers and whatever establishment is in power."
"While Will T.F. Carter's Barabbas is very outspoken on the topic of political corruption in Peru, the play is dramatically weak as so much of it is exposition. In each scene we learn a little bit more about the men's lives, but little that is new happens in the play's 90 minutes. The tepid direction by Eduardo Machado gives us too much time to consider the play's deficiencies and makes the play seem longer than it is. Carter's anger at what is going on in Peru is commendable, but Barabbas does not utilize that indignation except on an intellectual basis."