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God's Necklace

From 12 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow, Confusing, Relevant

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (12)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow, Confusing, Relevant
64
Avg Score

63
Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious

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.

53
Long, Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing

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

Also Even finding the entrance to the theatre is frustrating.The manicures ... Read more Read less

64
Disappointing, Ambitious

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.

77
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in refugees and the challenges of adapting to a new country.

Don't see it if you want comedy or famous actors

Also This play held my interest and I liked the acting and story, The only ... Read more Read less

64
Disappointing, Ambitious

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.

68
Ambitious, Resonant, Relevant, Slow, Disappointing

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.

Also I think this play has so much potential. Right now it's about an hour ... Read more Read less

50
Poorly written, Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious

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

69
Loved the venue and the beautiful vocal sounds heard at the beginning and middle of play, which successfully transported audience to south sudan, Profound, The play, though well-intentioned, takes on way more material than the audience can absorb, Introduces the concept of a heterosexual marriage between two women, Engrossing!!!

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.

Also The actors very successfully depicted on the stage what it is like to ... Read more Read less

70
Excruciating, Slow, Dizzying, Disappointing, Confusing

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

73
Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Refreshing, Ambitious

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.

56
Pretentious direction, Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent

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.

77
Slow, Great acting, Absorbing, Enchanting, Ambitious

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.

Also Really interesting show with great performances. A bit slow at times, ... Read more Read less


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