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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

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.

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

89
Intelligent, Original, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy cutting edge, thought-proviking theater.

Don't see it if You like to talk during theatre productions.

80
Ambitious, Edgy, Funny, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if if you like unique absurdist theater... we need to see nontraditional theater such as this.

Don't see it if you take your theater or yourself REALLY seriously!

96
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Original, Profound

See it if You enjoy visual and enchanting theatrical experiences, colorful characters, plays that support women, and have a sense for the absurd.

Don't see it if Realism is the only thing that works for you.

100
Ambitious, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Edgy

See it if You want to be drawn into what any immigrant has to feel like to be uprooted and transported to" their" alien new lives

Don't see it if You believe all people are the same

93
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you appreciate great acting

Don't see it if .

99
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great writing, Original, Riveting

See it if You like thrilling and fresh theater experiences.

Don't see it if If you lack imagination

100
Great acting, Ambitious, Confusing, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if A rare experience to see a story of Exile from a woman's point of view. Great actors. The score tied everything together. Great director!

Don't see it if Don't want to think or see what are the realities of our current situation around the world regarding immigration and exile.

95
Masterful, Riveting, Epic, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You like smart imaginative sophisticated, both funny and tragic theater

Don't see it if You only like traditional realistic theater.

98
Riveting, Refreshing, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to be both entertained and provoked to thinking, if you like intense live theater that transports you.

Don't see it if You are a lazy thinker

100
Intelligent, Relevant, Funny, Clever, Must see

See it if you seek to be inspired. This play is fueled by a passion that is real, just, and unflinching in its delivery. Relatable and timeless.

Don't see it if you are hoping for a cheery glossing over of current global issues.

100
Inspiring, entertaining, exquisite music, great writing, so very funny, original

See it if if you like to be inspired, to be absorbed by the beauty of modern writing and exquisite music, if you like intelligent high quality theater

Don't see it if if you don't like all the above....if you do't if you don't like all the above....

100
Entertaining, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant

See it if You like original theater. Not by any means a generic script or production. Touches on some very meaningful and relevant issues. Super fun!

Don't see it if You are a boring person

98
Absorbing, Exquisite, Hilarious, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like smart innovative provocative live performance. This show is stunning, deals with painful topics like war in poetic and humorous way

Don't see it if Just see it.

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if You like to be surprised, challenged and moved, if you have imagination and like modern theater that transports you.

Don't see it if If you lack imagination, a sense of adventure and anything off the beaten path. But maybe that's precisely why you should see it.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if Enjoy the show kept me entertained and involved as it played out. Excellent performances by cast.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see it.

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if A theatrical pearl.: an extremely relevant play written in beautiful language. Innovative directing, excellent actors, gorgeous music.

Don't see it if I can't think of anyone who shouldn't see it.

100
Absorbing, Great staging, Exquisite, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You like innovative crazy political and great writing, very visual and imaginative staging and a mesmerizing score.

Don't see it if you want to have a traditional story plot.

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You want to see a beautifully written and bold new play both hilarious and relevant to today's enormous world problems of violence.

Don't see it if You only like traditional living room drama.

100
Ambitious, Edgy, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You are into feminism, immigration and avantgard.

Don't see it if Are looking for a Broadway musical


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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