In Ping Chong + Company's piece, young cast members illuminate the challenges and joys of growing up in NYC, and all that goes into making our city inclusive, gritty, determined, creative and rich with community. More…
See it if You want to see something rather different, not as polished as it could be but shining a light on topics that all too often stay hidden.
Don't see it if You want a traditional linear plot line with experienced actors.
See it if you would like to hear firsthand from a wide range of young New Yorkers what their lives are like.
Don't see it if you only want to see a play: these young performers have dramatic stories, but traditional drama is not the form they use to tell them.
See it if Like docu-theatre that's scripted/told by Gen Z cast re their real-life immigrant experiences in the (non-Manhattan) areas of NYC. STUNNING.
Don't see it if Cast reads bits of their stories while seated in front of projections. Some accents thick. There's repetitive action. It's emotional/moving.
See it if Seven gen Z New Yorkers alternately deliver autobiographical sketches describing their family, school and community experiences growing up.
Don't see it if You want a production with a traditional plot, with dialog and events portrayed by acting,.
See it if stories of GenZ immigrants facing & coping with harsh realities of life in NYC area. Bullying, racism,family pressure, gender issues & more
Don't see it if expect polished production; have no compassion; have difficulty with accents; don't like the idea of performers reading from scripts.
See it if A creative look at the diversity of today’s youth. A captivating experience for both the actors and audience. This show has legs!
Don't see it if If you expect to see a traditional linear story or if you perfer musicals .
See it if you want an extremely moving experience from 7 young people who have experienced the immigrant dilemma of today. WOW! Powerful!
Don't see it if you are looking for a linear play.This is a reading by those who experienced what you are hearing. Just give in and see it.
See it if you would like to see seven young immigrants to NY., one after the other, tell about their lives growing up.
Don't see it if you expect to see a well written, produced and acted play about young immigrants in NY
Also The play did not work for me.
See it if you are interested in hearing young voices, stories of immigrants, and want to feel optimistic for the future of the US.
Don't see it if you want something more polished and produced. Some of the 7 young people are more effective story tellers than others. A bit repetitive.
See it if The hard knock lives of true NY youth of many cultures, identities, and aspirations. Epic journeys of growth in few years.
Don't see it if Dislike diverse youth or true stories. Non dramatic readings of their own lives without props.
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See it if You want to hear about various problems that teens face with family and society that is very poorly directed and produced, making it difficu
Don't see it if If you want to see a well done production.
See it if want to hear what life was like for some 20 year olds who grew up under difficult circumstances in NYC.
Don't see it if don't like listening to scripts read on stage; don't like documentaries of any sort
See it if you want an honest exploration of the lives of these young people, sometimes intensely emotional and sometimes surprisingly humorous
Don't see it if you're not interested in the issues facing young people, especially in poor and.or immigrant communities
See it if want to inform yourself about lower/middle class young peoples' travails as they try to overcome their difficult environments to succeed.
Don't see it if you expect "professional" performances, direction and writing.
See it if You appreciate hearing the stories of millennials from diverse and difficult backgrounds speak in short monologues. Sad & Without self pity
Don't see it if You want something light and action packed with a fancy set
See it if You want a chance to hear how young people from various circumstances have fared in nyc and are a part of the arts. Inspiring stories.
Don't see it if You want a traditional play with plot line
See it if you want to watch 7 young people tell the story of their life so far & if you're interested in hot button issues of gender and immigration.
Don't see it if you're a social conservative or require a plot and theatricality. Several in the cast barely look up from their script on a music stand.
See it if You want to listen to story of seven young adults from different backgrounds grow up in rough neighborhoods in NY tell their own story
Don't see it if You do not like barebone theater, not interested in real life, coming age story, not fan young adult work
See it if Everyone should see! You are a human being interested in the trials we face individually and collectively. You care about your neighbors.
Don't see it if Gender identity, racism, bullying, parental abuse/neglect and overcoming adversity are issues that you think are “fake news”.
Also Do. Not. Miss. This.
See it if You like a love letter to the diversity and opportunities of NYC from a group of interesting performers. A play that might change minds.
Don't see it if You like preaching to the choir, this show has a light touch. Didn’t like the staging or the performers seeming to read their stories.
See it if You want to spend 75 minutes with 7 NYC kids who tell their stories of growing up in a society that has a hard time “ understanding “ them
Don't see it if You live under a rock and really don’t care about the problems that most youngsters have to face growing up in today’s world.
See it if If you like real life stories about the struggles of immigrants that come to america for a better life. Beautifully done!
Don't see it if If you are homophobic or have a problem with diversity
See it if You want a brave glimpse into the stories and complications of a diverse group of young people in NYC.
Don't see it if You are looking for traditional theater, can not empathize or under the misconception that youth lacks meaningful contribution.
See it if you are interested in some of today's NYC youth: all 7 have experienced times of not belonging and now courageously tell their stories.
Don't see it if today's problems are of no interest to you or you don't want to spend your free time thinking about them.
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