Benghazi - Bergen-Belsen
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Benghazi - Bergen-Belsen
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Benghazi - Bergen-Belsen NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(20 Reviews)
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90%
Mixed
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Negative
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Members say
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intense, Ambitious

About the Show

La MaMa presents a drama about Libyan Jews during WWII that explores a cultural narrative that is conspicuously absent from prevalent stories of the Holocaust.

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Member Reviews (20)

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750 Reviews | 124 Followers
70
Thought-provoking, Slow, Clever, Resonant, Intense

See it if you want to experience a subtle meditation on fear. Although the focus is Libyan Jews during WWII, they could be any minority caught in war

Don't see it if you need a clear plot. A play within a play, the main character acts out the story she is telling but key information comes only at the end.

423 Reviews | 99 Followers
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Thought-provoking, Slow, Intelligent, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You are not intimidated by 65 min in 4 languages as history unfolds w narrator interpreter on minimal stage.

Don't see it if You want to smile. If a slow walk to death is not your taste. The title tells it all.

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
86
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Intense, Must see

See it if You want to see a play about a family and what happens when they become prisoners. You want to see a great play with some powerful actors

Don't see it if You are not interested in historical plays. You don't want to see a great play. Read more

266 Reviews | 60 Followers
70
Poetic, Obtuse, Thought-provoking

See it if You seek a visually spare if lighting tech distracting investigation involving the holocaust, family and love.

Don't see it if You don't want to work too hard to try and follow a complex challenging story.

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176 Reviews | 23 Followers
37
Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious, Great lighting

See it if you seek out any and all representation of queer women or the Holocaust, no matter how bad.

Don't see it if you like shows to be coherent and thoughtfully conceived, characters to have believable motivations, and queer women to actually be queer. Read more

145 Reviews | 16 Followers
79
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Riveting

See it if Should be titled A Family's Descent into Hell, masterful telling of Nazi persecution, will leave you crying, a must see for all to learn!

Don't see it if True to life terrifying dramatizations upset/depress you, you prefer the "big" stage feeling

120 Reviews | 40 Followers
85
Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you like real drama on unfamiliar subject with great staging & masterly lighting.An hour long performance which requires great concentration

Don't see it if do not care for stage smoke.

122 Reviews | 23 Followers
84
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you like to learn about history

Don't see it if you don't like learning about history

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
March 28th, 2017

“‘Benghazi Bergen-Belsen’ takes on some of the heaviest possible topics with a delicate balance, simultaneously poetic and devastating…The scenes between Silvana and Rebecca are breathtaking…Butcher and Azrielant, both admirable performers, pull the audience's heart strings with their vulnerability and courage…The deeply personal tale of a young woman's Holocaust journey will leave you enthralled with the beauty of the survivors' love, their strength, and their unsurmountable pain."
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Times Square Chronicles
April 2nd, 2017

"The play is well constructed and staged, though at times the direction by Michal Gamily is a bit amateurish, but overall it was well executed thanks to the touching performance of Lilly Leah Azrielant as Rebecca and Mohammad Bakri as Rebecca’s Father...Lahav Timor’s take is powerful and very well articulated. The play manages to grasp your full attention, until the very end. Unfortunately the show resolves in the last five minutes and this feels a bit chaotic."
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