This world premiere from Urban Stages offers a bracing examination of "doing good" abroad, the limits of understanding another person, and what happens when personal and political obligations collide. More…
Sarah is an American engineer. Kennedy is an East African taxi driver. They strike up a friendship and embark on a journey to change rural Kenya. When circumstances in the region become tense, the integrity of their alliance is questioned.
See it if you enjoy plays that deal with very real cultural and political issues.
Don't see it if you don't like plays that jump ahead years in time.
See it if Very interesting story of African contempory politics. Very well told story of 2 different cultures and an eventual friendship. Well done.
Don't see it if Minimal set (in fact none) and production centers on only characters. If entertainment is preferred, not a good choice.
See it if You want a thought-provoking, multi-layered story that touches on gender, power, colonialism, patriarchy and some fantastic acting.
Don't see it if You prefer lighthearted stories.
See it if you aren't jaded by two-character plays. While this one does not reinvent the wheel by any means, it manages to be engaging.
Don't see it if you do not like political themed dramas done in a fairly barebones fashion,
See it if You’re interested in Africa and emerging countries such as Kenya. See it if you like intense performances supported by brilliant writing.
Don't see it if You’re looking for elaborate sets and multiple characters. This play doesn’t need them.
See it if Totally enjoyed the show engaging from the beginning If you like shows about other countries see it
Don't see it if You do not like plays about other cultures
Also Would definitely recommend seeing this show
See it if You love funny and absorbing plays that tackle complex subjects we don't often think about.
Don't see it if You like stories that are black and white/have a clear moral compass.
See it if You can use your imagination to keep this one together. It’s a little too sparse with its staging to clearly convey exactly what’s going on.
Don't see it if If you can’t be satisfied with a good script and decent acting. Well done bare bones production.
See it if You enjoy plays with a lot of factual dialogue supporting a realistic situation. You enjoy off beat work that keeps you guessing.
Don't see it if You don’t like 2 handlers. You are looking for something light and frothy.You won’t be able to understand very heavy African dialect.
See it if Well-intentioned investment and development encounters cultural and political barriers that threaten lives and completion of the project.
Don't see it if You aren’t interested in work and friendship complications in a foreign country. African accent may be hard to understand.
See it if you're okay seeing a play with two characters, from different cultures, having a dialogue about an important topic with no real resolution
Don't see it if you want to see a play with a satisfying dramatic build up, impactful dialogue & conclusion
Also Instantly forgettable...and it shouldn't have been.
See it if You like intimate theater with great acting ,no sets , 2 actors and a lot of interesting content exploring cross cultural complications
Don't see it if You want an easy happy story and a big production.
See it if you want to get the inside scoop about development work in poor countries - with a bit of humor to draw out the personal side
Don't see it if you don't like two-handers; object to bare-bones staging; no interest in issues regarding socio-economic/development work in foreign country
See it if you'd like the expert acting of Ugandan Patrick J. Ssenjovu and Harvard grad Sarah Baskin on tribal and cultural conflicts in rural Kenya.
Don't see it if you don't like small productions, two-man plays with three characters or if you don't want to think much about actions and consequences.
See it if You’re interested in human relations and a clash of cultures
Don't see it if If you’re impatient and need something that’s entirely fair is moving. If you are unhappy with simple staging or uncomfortable with accents
See it if you are interested in how 2 characters interact between their very different cultures in a developing country.
Don't see it if you don't like minimal productions or 2-character plays.