See it if you want a heart-wrenching, thought-provoking story with EXCELLENT writing. This is a play about family, culture, and what defines 'home'.
Don't see it if you're disturbed by graphic imagery or wartime, or if you don't want a haunting perspective of what it's like to be Muslim-American.
"Nikbakht is nothing short of breathtaking...'Walls' is a passionate treatise from a young playwright with enormous potential...Overwhelmingly however, the play’s use of anaphoric repetition grows tiring, and Awad’s ambitious project of counterpoising her personal history with a comprehensive account of modern Palestine results in a halting work that veers into reductive territory. Yet Awad’s play makes no apologies for being polemic and subjective...'Walls' intends to make ripples."
"Such a highly detailed and emotional account of Diaspora Child's first visit to her ancestral country likely comes from personal experience...The concluding moment is all the more moving with Nikbakht in a teenager outfit embracing Mansouri's Mother Palestine, in white traditional-form dress and headscarf but with a large Palestinian flag as bodice. While anyone seeing this might not change their opinions on the topics Awad covers, they will be left with indelible impressions."