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 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 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.