Inspired by encounters with refugees, 'Borders' is an urgent, moving, and sometimes comic commentary on one of the great crises of our time. More…
Through two alternating monologues, 'Borders' tells the stories of a British press photographer and a Syrian graffiti artist, whose paths cross in tragic circumstances.
See it if you want to understand (and FEEL) the horrors of war-torn Syria/the plight of refugees. 2 intertwined stories, one humorous, one harrowing.
Don't see it if you only like lite fare. Show is a gut punch. Occasionally, it's melodramatic. But go for solid acting/intelligent staging/griping story.
See it if you like polished, meaningful performances; explorations of what it means to be an empowered person/artist in different parts of the world.
Don't see it if I do know ppl who wouldn’t appreciate Borders, but they happen to be psychopaths. Don’t go if a psychopath, or only interested in the West.
See it if you're interested in a relevant story about Syrian refugees with extremely powerful acting performances. Emotional and thought-provoking.
Don't see it if you don't like small, barebones productions or plays with heavy subject matter. This is not light entertainment and does require thinking.
See it if shows about a strong woman in an area ravaged by war, issues of journalism - covering Hollywood people vs. real tragedies; Mr. Naylor's work
Don't see it if If you want elaborate staging & don't like solo shows (see below); if you saw Angel by Mr. Naylor and want something totally different
See it if Two monologues that approach each other & deal with the responsibility of the artist. 70 gripping minutes coming to terms with human values.
Don't see it if Serious topics nicely if unsubtly handled, but won’t appeal to fans of comedy or stories that neatly resolve.
See it if You want to see the best off-Broadway show of the year; you care about humanity; you love the theater for its own sake (no fancy set)
Don't see it if you don’t want your eyes and heart opened by the best acting and writing you’ll see this year
See it if You want to understand the refugee crisis and journalism, on a persoal level.
Don't see it if It's a serious show. If you like theater to be fun and an escape from reality, avoid this one.
See it if you enjoy high quality acting and interesting treatment of characters; thought provoking and emotional material, visceral content.
Don't see it if you are looking for a light entertainment; you don't care about the topic of suffering during war and natural disasters; you prefer musicals
Also See this show; it will grab you and take you on an emotional journey.
See it if enjoy an expertly written drama about such a relevant topic and terrific acting. The topic of Syrian refugees is so beautifully explored.
Don't see it if You don't like shows that are monologues or only enjoy comedies. Otherwise, no reason not to see it.