"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." Full Review
See it if For great acting&directing. Dark humor Immediately follows serious and profound dialog and action, brilliant.entire play is sensational.
Don't see it if ...you don't enjoy serious or thought proboking theater
See it if You want a glimpse of what folks face elsewhere and appreciate thoughtful, immersive theater
Don't see it if You can't deal with horrible sight-lines and a hot, airless theater
See it if religious beliefs taken to believable extreme. Costumes, set are extravagant. You enjoy plot twists.
Don't see it if not in the mood for heavy subjects - love, hate, religion, family, deception, murder. Intermissionless 2 hrs in non A/C space on camp chairs
See it if you enjoy great plot line and insight into a culture that is rarely viewed by the western eyes, clever storytelling and believable character
Don't see it if You are hung up on details and the math and geography of a play
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.
See it if you are human (as opposed to inhuman), love people as individuals, want to understand genuine oppression, or think you know all about Islam.
Don't see it if you think Islam is peace and light, gays are degenerates, favor honor killing, or think all religions are equally hateful & can't reconsider
See it if you like different venues, well developed characters, great acting, intriguing theater
Don't see it if you can't handle being in a hot room where it is difficult to see the action.
See it if You want to watch excellent acting, concerning a family's attempt to save a man from oppression of homosexuality. You want funny, and drama
Don't see it if You cant sit thru 100 minutes no intermission. You dont like intimate studio theatre settings. You careless for deep storyline.
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.
See it if Beautifully written, powerful piece. Acted by a talented cast. You want to see early stages of a play sure to move on to bigger houses.
Don't see it if You can't do a slightly too long piece to not have an intermission (you are missing out if that's the only reason...)
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