This new work tells the story of two Nuer women who flee Sudan to the sandy shores of San Diego, California, where they face culture shock and prejudice as they adjust to resettlement. More…
From the show:
December, 2013, Southern Sudan. Two Nuer women flee Juba as chaos breaks out under the regime of President Kiir. Together, they travel from the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya to the sandy shores of San Diego, California, where they face culture shock and prejudice as they adjust to resettlement. The women are paired with an unlikely friend, Roberta - a chainsaw-wielding, outspoken arborist from Alpine, California. Through charity galas, English classes, and rattlesnake scares, these women come together to learn the preciousness of love, intimacy, friendship and sisterhood.
See it if An interesting story however the acting , staging and lack of focus makes these important issues less than what they should be.
Don't see it if If you enjoy light dramas or musicals . A bare bones production.
See it if you want to learn about the experiences of South Sudanese women immigrating to USA and their same sex straight marriage custom, can sit long
Don't see it if you require expert acting, staging, costumes, sets, accents, directing, and tight non-repetitious writing, can’t tolerate scream/bad diction
See it if You want to watch a play about African Refugees from Sudan resettled in California. The story has a gay twist.
Don't see it if The script needs lots of work besides the direction. This play is not read for prime time.
See it if The acoustics were terrible. The play is ambitious but does not hit the mark. Acting is uneven and story confusing at times.
Don't see it if You want a clear story that you can follow.
See it if the actors try hard with this difficult piece. It sets up an interesting situation to learn of an experience living in a foreign country.
Don't see it if Don’t see it if an unpolished work in a less than perfect setting would be too difficult to sit through
See it if you are a globally aware citizen who is up on South Sudan's struggle of its multi-tribes + the war that brought about independence in 2011.
Don't see it if you are a misogynist and a MAGA concept supporter.
See it if You are interested in Sudanese culture and recent historical events, along with problems of refugee resettlement.
Don't see it if You like traditional plays that don't meander.
See it if The birth of a good play. Much good writing and moments of good acting. It's intense and has potential.
Don't see it if You have hearing issues, the accents are herd to understand. Also, the sets are minimal and the acting sometimes lags.
See it if You want to observe the standpoint of the refugee after promises of a better life
Don't see it if You have difficulty understanding african dialect
See it if they've never seen any sort of political dramatic production and have no expectations.
Don't see it if you are relatively politically aware and don't need to be preached at.
See it if You enjoy relevant new plays about interesting topics. Also see if you want to watch a stellar cast that is mostly POC actors.
Don't see it if You don't like plays without a soundscape, or if you don't like plays with a lot of historical exposition.