Exile Is My Home
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Exile Is My Home NYC Reviews and Tickets

60%
(35 Ratings)
Positive
60%
Mixed
14%
Negative
26%
Members say
Disappointing, Entertaining, Excruciating, Absorbing, Slow

About the Show

Theater for the New City presents the story of Mina and Lina, a refugee couple from the Balkans traveling through the galaxy in search of a planet to call home.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (35)

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181 Reviews | 39 Followers
76
Disappointing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Dated, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a rather good absurdist play brought down by amateur acting, direction & production. SciFi Balkan war lost women roam galaxy

Don't see it if U go to a play for anything other than what the script sounds like aloud. This script deserves a good production bcause it was v interesting

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
70
Ambitious, Play has potential: with some shaping, this could be a great play, Political drama with a sci-fi twist, Weird with a capital "w", Enthusiastic cast

See it if You want to see an emerging playwright-while the play has flaws, there's a clear & unique voice. You're willing to go on a weird journey.

Don't see it if You don't like sci-fi stories. You don't like plays with a political viewpoint. You want traditional playwriting & staging.

754 Reviews | 128 Followers
66
Ambitious, Original, Slow, Relevant, Dated

See it if you like budget sci fi with primitive costumes, no sets, episodic adventures simple plots & morality reminiscent of black & white Dr Who.

Don't see it if you prefer polished production values, character driven plots and complex ideas.

112 Reviews | 56 Followers
55
Confusing, Quirky, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You are an adventurous theatre goer interested in a disorienting socio-political quasi sci-fi mashup.

Don't see it if You have a hard time sitting through a play that should have ended after the intermission.

52 Reviews | 30 Followers
50
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated

See it if you want to support Theater for the New City.

Don't see it if you want a take on war that's original.

55 Reviews | 34 Followers
45
Slow, Disappointing, Quirky, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if You're really into sci-fi and can overcome clichéd communication of a valid underlying message. I must say some of the actors were very good

Don't see it if You don't like too many dramatic devices being used, and overused

186 Reviews | 37 Followers
40
Banal, Confusing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if you're looking for campy sci-fi B-movie fare. The actors seemed to have trouble remembering the lines, which to be fair, were poorly written

Don't see it if you want a coherent plot, characters, or story. You don't want to hang out in a basement (literally) all evening. You want good writing

522 Reviews | 83 Followers
29
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if You are interested in a clever new angle about the important issues of exiles and immigrants - no matter how poorly executed.

Don't see it if You dislike poor, didactic and repetitive writing

Critic Reviews (1)

R
May 4th, 2016

“With just seven cast members and modest stage props, the story was still told without limitation. As a member of the audience, I was taken to another place...Director Andreas Robertz...does a great job embracing a diversity of voices in this production, with an openness to taking a risk and trying something completely different...Playful and creative, but also painfully true to the realities faced by millions every day…‘Exile’ emanates a powerful story with a creative edge.”
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