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Frontieres Sans Frontieres

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Funny, Absorbing, Must see, Relevant

About the show

The Bushwick Starr presents a new play about borders, friendships, and the challenges of reinventing oneself in a world that seeks to limit and delineate. More…

At the bombed-out corner of a country that feels both foreign and familiar, three orphaned, displaced youths have built a simple life out of recreation and mischief making. But their existence is rocked as a parade of immodest strangers slowly invade their homestead offering gifts of knowledge, medicine, art, and commerce. As long-held values are upended and the lure of escape blurs their beliefs, life and landscape mutate into a grotesquery of charity exploitation that threaten their relationships and humanity.


Member Reviews (7)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Funny, Absorbing, Must see, Relevant
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Avg Score

75
Funny, Serious, A bit indulgent and pretentious

See it if You are up for a creative and novel look at local culture versus colonizers.

Don't see it if You might be put off by something a bit too on the nose and too sure of it's own importance.

84
Edgy, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like truly innovative small theater. A sharp-tongued satire of NGO efforts in Africa, dressed up in a clown suit and a cowboy hat

Don't see it if You need traditional narrative and storyline, hate experimental small theater or satire. Loud noises, smoke.

65
Confusing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You like non-literal plays with sweeping political and social messages

Don't see it if You want naturalism or strong plot and character development

95
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting

See it if you want to see young, multi-gifted actors taking risks in creating unusual characters in a politically edgy setting

Don't see it if you expect to be spoon-fed your theatrical experiences. be prepared to be surprised.

96
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Must see

See it if you are politically engaged, enjoy laughing, spectacle, and surprise. And don't mind the trip to Bushwick.

Don't see it if you want something "well-made" and easy to swallow.

Also One of the best things I've seen in a long time!

98
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you're down for a smart, engaging message about cultures and their wealth and perceived rank.

Don't see it if you're using your theater-going experiences as escapism right now.

Also This is a stunning piece of work. The writing, direction, and acting a... Read more Read less

100
Epic, Hilarious, Loved it!, Must see

See it if LOVED IT! FUNNY SMART SCARY BEAUTIFUL EVERYTHING !! I was so profoundly moved by this.

Don't see it if SEE IT.


March 6th, 2017
“An intelligent, unruly and intermittently wonderful play…Mr. Wills has demonstrated a willingness to indulge scripted overgrowth that other directors might insist on trimming. The same is true in ‘Frontières,’ whose absurdity doesn’t always register the way it needs to, while its message can be ...
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March 4th, 2017
“Howze's exciting piece is actually a savage burlesque, a clear-eyed bouffon treatment of war…Dustin Wills directs an incredible cast. Leslie, Winter and Fernandez are crackerjack commedia performers, and Ramos should win a prize for this…In the 'Frontières’ final 15 minutes...a long monologue sl...
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