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The Chechens
Gramercy
86

The Chechens NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(21 Reviews)
Positive
100%
Mixed
0%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Ambitious, Intelligent

About the Show

This new drama is set in modern Chechnya, where gays are rumored to be held in camps. Can one family protect their brother suspected of being gay? Part of Exquisite Corpse Company's 'This Is a Distraction' festival.

Member Reviews (21)

85
Important play / well-written / must-see, Mind-blowing / oppressive yet eye-opening, Well-staged in awkward claustrophobic venue, Intense & serious w/a side of wit & humor, Resonant / authentic / nurturing / relevant / moving

See it if you want to experience an eye-opening slice of eastern european "modern" way of thinking. Unbelievable, but unfortunately SO true to form.

Don't see it if 105min of numerous scenes (w/in a non-changing set) re: a Muslim family in Chechnya, w/underlying LGBT questions, can't hold your attention. Read more

71
Not quite

See it if Some nice banter, well developed characters.A few good performances although accents totally unnecessary.

Don't see it if Improbable ending that doesn't really address the family's core problem.Should explore that more. Too long-lots of excess stuff.

Critic Reviews (1)

August 10th, 2018

"This all-too-timely story (see a host of other countries around the world, as well as many states right here in the U.S.) reminds us about the cost of taking away equal rights. Kot, Sokolovskaya, and Ionina are all amazing...At times delightful, experimental, and thought-provoking, with director using the space in interesting ways. Sometimes, like the end, the staging is downright suspenseful."
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