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The Owl Girl

From 13 member reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Slow, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

About the show

In a newly re-imagined Middle East, two families with keys to the same house try to live in it together, with unexpected consequences. More…

A Palestinian family returns to the house they left - now given to an Israeli family. One of the daughters turns into an Owl, the fathers play chess with the remains of tragedies, and the mothers bond. Is this peace?



100
Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if Whimsical realistic yet quirky battle between cultures.

Don't see it if You like happy endings.

86
Indirect, Absurd, Humane, Mythic, Smart

See it if you would like to experience a thoroughly new take on the disputed lands of the Middle East.

Don't see it if you cannot bear bare-bones productions.

Also This production is rough. And the script might even be rough in places... Read more Read less

77
Relevant, Unusual, Slow, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like magical realism used as a lens for examining difficult themes and concepts. You're interested in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

Don't see it if You're looking for a very polished show. You want something quick and easy. You don't enjoy magical realism.

Also While I definitely think there is still a little work to do on this pr... Read more Read less

72
Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Quirky

See it if you like dramedies with an absurdist bent.

Don't see it if you need a cohesive storyline or elaborate set

65
Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like high school productions And fantasy

Don't see it if You need to find acting ability

65
Slow, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if You are interested in how people of different Faith's can try to live together. You need to suspend rational beliefs.

Don't see it if You can try to understand people trying to get together even though they have very different rationales.

60
Quirky, Ambitious, Confusing, Raunchy, Thought-provoking

See it if you have any interest in the conflict between Israel and Palestine

Don't see it if you are looking for serious theater or a comfortable venue to see a show in. The writing has potential but it needs work, even as a farce.

58
Slow, Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if If you want to see a play about Palestinian/ Israeli conflict from s different perspective. A small intimate atmosphere.

Don't see it if If you do not like small productions or cramped spaces. A solid piece from beginning to its ending. A well directed play is more your cup of

58
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if You want a magical parallel universe exploration of the Israeli/Palestinian. Like highly symbolic and fantastical explorations of conflict.

Don't see it if You mind mostly mediocre casting, mind at times things being a bit on the nose, mind mismatch (it is a fantasy) with the reality.

Also I saw this the same day after seeing a great broadway play (Choir boy)... Read more Read less

55
Ambitious, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing

See it if you like all Israeli-Palestinian-family-relations stories with a touch of magic.

Don't see it if you want a sophisticated production and hate magical realism and symbolism.

54
Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like shows dealing with cultural issues and like a shows with big casts.

Don't see it if You don't like plays dealing with cultural issues or if you don't like long plays lasting over two hours.

30
Slow, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if You like to see works in progress? I'd say if you're interested in the subject matter, but I am and thought it was handled poorly.

Don't see it if You actually know things about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and don't want to see a play that deals in cliches.

76
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Slow, Confusing, Great acting

See it if You want to see some great acting performances and enjoy magical realism.

Don't see it if You want a coherent storyline or comfortable setting.

Also The acting saved this show. Dante Jayce was a standout. His performanc... Read more Read less


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