See it if A play about ILLEGAL immigration. Two fine young actors. Play is a heartfelt one.
Don't see it if It brings out the pains of trying to get to America. It misses the point of reality, however. Most Americans came to this country Legally.
See it if 18 y.o HS girl tries to cope w/ her parents’ deportation and a smitten boy who wants to save her. Wonderful performances, full of feeling.
Don't see it if You are uninterested in families affected by deportation, and a tender teenage romance. Read more
See it if slice of life theater is your thing. Realistic stage business like cooking and laundry suggest everyday activities.
Don't see it if you expect a "well made play". It seems that is what the playwright intended but once the situation is defined nothing essential changes.
See it if you'd like to see a powerful indictment of current US immigration policy that brings the issue close to home.
Don't see it if you think it's OK to separate families for the "crime" of wanting to make a life in the US when it's become impossible to do that at home. Read more
See it if You want to see a play that deals with illegal immigrants being deported from a child’s perspective that is left behind by the parents
Don't see it if You are expecting a big polished Broadway production. The set is very bare-bones Read more
See it if Relevant and very timely.
Don't see it if If you don’t like serious topics. Read more
See it if Want 2 consider plight of immigrants who've tried to forge a better life 4 their family, seen thru a surprising perspective. Insightful.
Don't see it if Want more than 2 young actors on barebones, but evocative set . Don't want to face cruelty of US policies. At times funny, it lands right.
See it if you care about our uncompassionate immigration policies & like sympathetic characters trying to cope with almost insurmountable problems.
Don't see it if you want to see comedies, "light" entertainment, non-political content & dislike sad themes and distressed characters.
"It softens the blow with regard to just whose life and circumstances it chooses to present…It's impossible not to leave the theatre wondering how to fix our system…Plaza and Owens are convincing…This idealistic relationship, as well as the reminders of the thematic connection to the biosphere, tends to tamp down the impact of what might otherwise be far more tearjerkingly powerful material. Imperfect as it is, [it] deserves attention for attending to so critical a social and political problem."
"The strength of director Christopher Domig’s choices precede the narrative...The play, written with incredible empathy by Chris Cragin-Day, explores the parallels of how society at large treats diversity as a nuisance...The play is not without its faults, but those are few and brief...It is an endearing piece of art, anchored by two fantastic performances by Natalia Plaza and Zac Owens."