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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)


Disappointing, Entertaining, Excruciating, Absorbing, Slow
Avg Score

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.

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....

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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