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Sixteen

From 14 member reviews
Members say: Relevant, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent

About the show

This experimental dramedy wades into the thickets of juvenile justice reform and asks the question: Is sixteen old enough to be an adult? Part of the 2018 Dream Up Festival. More…

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. 



83
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Great writing

See it if if you want an intense view of both sides of the juvenile detention system, with great acting

Don't see it if you want to see an uplifting show with a happy ending

Also Positives: Show was very good, great topic, good acting.... Read more Read less

82
Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Timely

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.

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

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.

Also More clarification of the book would be wise, as to the outcome of the... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Cliched

See it if You want some good depressing justice system drama.

Don't see it if Want a light night at the theatre

Also Prostitute, art forger and kid who has the under age pics do great job... Read more Read less

80
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

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.

79
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

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.

75
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You are interested in seeing a play that is passionate about a relevant social issue

Don't see it if You want to see light entertainment

72
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

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.

Also During my show last night there were two gentlemen on the back row who... Read more Read less

71
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if If you want to see a play about juvinelle justice and both sides making good points.

Don't see it if If you want to see something uplifting and happy.

70
Entertaining / thought-provoking, Well-staged / not stagnant, Intense subject-matter / humorous @ times, Good script / relevant / resonant, Some solid performances

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.

Also After "Case-Study", this was almost perfect.... Read more Read less

66
Relevant, Repetitive, Heartfelt, Schematic

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.

Also It is possible to agree pretty completely with the message a play is t... Read more Read less

65
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Confusing, Slow

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.

80
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if Great acting from a young talented cast.

Don't see it if You want a happy musical

Also Especially liked the performances of the drug carrying backpack girl t... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

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

Also Truly outstanding piece of theatre. While all the performances are ver... Read more Read less


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