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Exile Is My Home

From 35 member  reviews
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. More…

Told as a post-apocalyptic, sci-fi fairy tale and combining absurdist comedy, irony, and suspense, Domnica Radulescu's play touches on hot-button issues currently affecting our world. The play’s poetic action and language; the courage, intelligence, and sass of its two protagonists; and the array of characters they encounter on their journey create an engaging landscape that's as troubling as it is comforting.


Member Reviews (35)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Entertaining, Excruciating, Absorbing, Slow

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.

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.

65
Original, Raunchy, Quirky, Support local arts!, Absurd

See it if you enjoy supporting local arts. Absurdist poetry on a low-no budget. It's kinda like a live-action Dali painting. Enjoy it for what it is!

Don't see it if you have zero sense of humor. From my limited experience, basement theater is ALWAYS strange. This doesn't take itself seriously at all.

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.

50
Disappointing, Quirky, Confusing, Raunchy, Slow

See it if You like little casual, informal, productions that have the occasional nugget of truth, and a very bizarre setting

Don't see it if If you want a very polished production, where everything is smooth and perfect.


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 tryi...
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