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're into serious theatre that makes you think & feel. The authors are among the freshest voices in musical theatre. This is a must see!
Don't see it if you like juke box musicals, disposable comedy, or can't take violence on stage. This show has a lot of heart but its subject matter is dark.
See it if You want to see something totally new for the genre, beautiful, devastating, and human, or are interested in learning about Afghanistan.
Don't see it if You have problems with gay romances or don't like your assumptions challenged or your endings uncomplicated
See it if you love musical theater and its development into commentary on substantive issues & love gorgeous music, meaningful lyrics & great writing
Don't see it if you only want to see boring, banal musical theater with nothing to say