Abingdon Theatre Company presents this new musical, a modern-day love story set in rural Afghanistan. More…
Paiman and Feda have spent their young lives as performers in the world of bacha bazi, where wealthy men take in boys from poor families, train them to dance at parties, and often abuse them. The two boys’ chance meeting changes the course of their lives and sets them on a journey to find their independence in this musical fable about love, tradition, morality, and the strength of the human spirit.
See it if You are open to seeing a work that while not great, is different and with characters we don't often see on stage.
Don't see it if You hate musicals, particularly if you feel the music should reflect the setting.
See it if You like unusual subject matter. Well written but often repetitious score. Good off stage orchestra.
Don't see it if You don't like slow pace, quite a few people left at intermission. Don't like somewhat confusing endings.
See it if you like a show with strong production values that also tackles issues of personal and cultural identity.
Don't see it if you're easily disturbed by the premise of fathers selling their sons to be raised as dancing boys that are used for companionship.
See it if You saw the Frontline piece and want to see it in a dramatic presentation.
Don't see it if I can't think of a reason why you would want to see it--there is so much better theater out there. We left at intermission.