Playwright Hamza Zaman delves into the seminal age of 'Sixteen' when all of life is seemingly a puzzle - the more so when you are arrested.
See it if You like shows that deal with controversial topics but don’t just preach out one side of the story. This gives a fair view to both sides.
Don't see it if You don’t like theatre that makes you think or perhaps maybe even change your mind about how you feel about some political hot topics.
See it if You value theater re: a relevant social issue, in this case young people in our bizarre incarceration system. You work in counseling.
Don't see it if You wish a fluffy, fun comedy or musical. You dislike sampling new off, off B'Way shows of any type.
See it if You enjoy the argument/debate about the mental and emotional trials of being a teenager in the less than ideal situations.
Don't see it if You have trouble understanding the mindset of teenagers or the lack of understanding from those higher up on the government food chain.
See it if You enjoy examining how we should deal with 16-year olds who commit nonviolent crimes. Should gov't spend money to rescue them?
Don't see it if You prefer lighter plots or comedies or musicals.
See it if you are interested in this topic of juvenile justice. The play does a good job of making you see both sides of the equation.
Don't see it if You would be annoyed by the poor use of lighting and stage placement of the actors, so that the audience can see.
See it if you enjoy a good character-study; sort-of happens here. There are LOTS of characters, each presenting their vignette, most well-performed.
Don't see it if you don't want to hear about juvenile delinquency & how the system (medical & legal) is trying to help/support (or not) these 16yr old kids.
See it if you want to see a staged debate about how society should treat juveniles who run afoul of the law.
Don't see it if you do not like message plays that cannot find dramatic means for expressing that message.
See it if you're interested in plays about social justice and youth justice.
Don't see it if you prefer linear plays, or plays with a story rather than lots of individual character vignettes. It's a bit on the nose sometimes.
See it if You are looking for an entertaining play that deals with a complex and timely suject
Don't see it if The subject matter may be triggering. Ideals with a mature issues that involve teenagers
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