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

57%
(35 Reviews)
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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Member Reviews (35)

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741 Reviews | 123 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.

563 Reviews | 195 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.

432 Reviews | 93 Followers
5
Confusing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Mind-numbing, Original

See it if Don't...just don't. I have never left a play early, ever, until this one. Insipid, self indulgent, exhausting, cringe worthy, over the top.

Don't see it if Don't...just don't. Good actors mixed with bad actors, but this play could not be saved.

415 Reviews | 69 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

224 Reviews | 116 Followers
26
Disappointing, Excruciating, Raunchy

See it if If there is nothing else to do...I just did not get it.

Don't see it if You have anything else to do

181 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

173 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

110 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.

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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