Life Among the Aryans
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Life Among the Aryans

Life Among the Aryans NYC Reviews and Tickets

(17 Reviews)
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Disappointing, Ambitious, Excruciating, Thought-provoking, Cliched

About the Show

Nuyorican Poets Cafe present this world premiere political satire, which envisions a future when the downtrodden of the Alt Right realize they'd be better off Black.

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Ambitious, Amateur, Entertaining, Political, Uneven

See it if you are a fan of Ishmael Reed's or would like to see a loose, sometimes entertaining argument in favor of working across the races.

Don't see it if you cannot tolerate non-actors on the stage, or loose plots, or a few didactic passages amid the political sketch material. Read more

Ambitious, Disappointing, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You happen to be way East in the East Village with time to kill.

Don't see it if You are looking for a polished production.

Critic Reviews (3)
June 8th, 2018

"This is a strong offering from Ishmael Reed that is admirably acted. If slightly lacking a consistent flow at times, this is something that will only improve as the run continues. The core message never wavers, and will make the audience leave feeling pensive. In what is undoubtedly a politically unclear time, this is a play that serves a very important purpose."
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June 20th, 2018

“A morality play, each personage representing not a rounded character, but a figure who illustrates a point, for the benefit of the audience...If you partially agree with Reed, the show is funny and you will learn a few things. If you do not will not be converted, but maybe you will learn something...The show does have some rough edges. As funny as it is, it would be stronger if it were cut. There were at least five endings."
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June 19th, 2018

“Perhaps the greatest gift that Ishmael has as a writer is his ability to combine great erudition with side splitting humor to impart complex critical information... Ishmael pulls it off marvelously...Although any successful drama begins with the script, it is the actors that must bring the dramatist’s vision to life...Yet despite the brilliance of the play and the skill of the actors, the role of the support crew is indispensable to the success of a play...all contributed mightily to our experience of the play.”
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