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Lady Liberty Theater Festival

Members say: Entertaining, Edgy, Clever, Two "lady liberty" skits and one engaging, well-acted solo performance, Thought-provoking
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Critics
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3 reviews
Members
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4 reviews
 

Urban Stages presents a trio of shows aimed at curing the disease of Islamaphobia in America, tied together by the symbol of the Statue of Liberty.

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'Lady Liberty's Worst Day Ever' by Monica Bauer
The Statue of Liberty's agent breaks the news to Lady Liberty that she's been purchased by Donald Trump, and is going to be rebranded as the Trump Statue of Liberty. Watch her fight back!

'No Irish Need Apply' by Monica Bauer
A Syrian refugee in Queens needs a job and Rose Fitzgerald, a crusty old woman, needs help running her bodega.

'Dirty Paki Lingerie,' a solo show written and performed by Aizzah Fatima
At the intersection of religion, sex, and politics, Aizzah's characters destroy stereotypes as she delves deep into the lives of Muslim-American women.

 

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Reviews (7)

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Theatre is Easy

"A two-part experience: a first act of two short plays against Islamophobia followed by a solo performance...The second half of the program is a tour-de-force solo piece, 'Dirty Paki Lingerie,' written and performed by Aizzah Fatima...With a stretch of fabric, Fatima transforms herself into various characters. Her earnest and compassionate performance brings to life the joy and sorrow of American-Muslim experience. Those stories are uniquely Muslim, but also relatable to women in general." Full Review

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NY Theatre Guide

"Three short punchy plays and a song in praise of freedom and against Islamophobia...The final element of the theatrical 'Lady Liberty' hat trick was “Dirty Paki Lingerie,” brilliantly written and performed by Aizzah Fatima...The other performers had joyfully served up the appetizers and entrees so that we could sink our teeth into this delicious main course...Fatima is an extraordinary performer with a vocal range that is impressive, and she is enormously funny." Full Review

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Stage Buddy

"The writing is a little on-the-nose, as the quick scenes scratch the surface of the issues, but are too short to start a more profound conversation...Despite this, they provide a charming and humorous introduction to the evening...In 'Dirty Paki Lingerie,' Fatima plays each character with precision and skill...Her writing circles back to characters irregularly and inconsistently...However, her stylistic range gives each performance a great deal of insight into the characters." Full Review

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75
Clever, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if a very funny play with some really insightful moments

Don't see it if you prefer traditional linear stories; the story jumps between different characters that aren't always revisited consistently

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Two "lady liberty" skits and one engaging, well-acted solo performance

See it if you want to see two "Liberty" skits and one solo act about a muslim's woman's choices. "Second Act is engaging and well acted.

Don't see it if you don't want to have to sit through the opening of two skits which were basically unrelated to the "second" act.

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Clever, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if You like historical natured political pieces with a strong point of view and excellent singing and some good acting and laughs

Don't see it if U r a Trump supporter or not tolerant of other cultures

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Funny, Delightful, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if If you like very creative plays that are humorous, make a point, & very effective, & clever!

Don't see it if Don't see it if you are anti-Muslim & voting for trump!!