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Death of the Persian Prince
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Death of the Persian Prince NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(22 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant

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This new play about sexual status and cultural identity follows a gay Iranian man who underwent sex reassignment surgery in order to avoid execution, and now lives in New York City as a woman.

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Relevant, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want an intense theater experience that exposes the outrageous treatment of gays in Iran that you probably didn't know about and should.

Don't see it if you don't care about gender and cultural issues or if you're looking for a light, frothy play

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Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if you're interested in learning about Iranian customs when dealing with gay men. If you want to see great acting in a believable storyline.

Don't see it if you don't want to think and be engaged fully. There was a little too much crying and shouting for my taste but it was good nonetheless.

Critic Reviews (3)

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August 1st, 2015
For a previous production

"It is when Cas leaves and Samantha and James face each other in the brilliance of full transparency and honesty that Mr. Moss’ play grabs the psyche and soul of the audience and does not let go until the cathartic ending. Under Dewey Moss’ exacting and meticulous direction, 'Death of the Persian Prince' remains one of the most riveting and life-altering plays in the current canon of LGBTQ theatre."
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July 28th, 2015
For a previous production

"Occasionally a real gem will appear among the simulated jewels. One such gem is 'Death of the Persian Prince,' a play of substance and heart that deserves recognition and the opportunity to be more widely seen...The playwright does not allow for a fanciful and romantic ending to break the honesty of this compelling story."
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July 28th, 2015
For a previous production

"An intimate, focused play...While the first half can drag a bit, it turns out to be vital exposition for the play’s true conflict and drama that dominates the second half...This is an important play that draws attention to an incredibly marginalized and oppressed community, and it is valuable for its enlightenment and education alone. It’s also a stirring call to action."
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