Already closed

WALLS: A Play for Palestine (FringeNYC)

Members say: Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent
90
Critics
78
2 reviews
Members
92
11 reviews
 

Part of FringeNYC: A Palestinian-American teenager clashes with her traditional father as she discovers the troubled history of her heritage. As she searches for her place between two cultures, Diaspora Child highlights the unique experience of coming of age as an immigrant. ... Read more

Categories: Drama, FringeHIGH, Spoken Word/Poetry, National. Written by Summer Ghasan Awad. Directed by David Ratliff.

 

Reviews (13)

See: Critics' Reviews | Members' Reviews
78
Avg Score

80
CurtainUp

"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." Full Review

75
Theatre is Easy

"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." Full Review

See: Critics' Reviews | Members' Reviews
92
Avg Score

90
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great writing

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.

76
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if Your interested in political theatre from a emotional place

Don't see it if If your not interested in developing political work

92
Absorbing, Ambitious, Must see, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You want to better understand the inner conflicts of a young American woman growing up in a home with 1 Muslim parent and 1 Christian parent

Don't see it if You can't open your mind or heart to another side of the Palestinian Israeli conflict.

100
Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you care to see great acting by young up and coming artists

Don't see it if you don't like thought provoking shows

100
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Profound, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if U want 2 follow an engaging story of what it's like growing up with one foot in the US and the other in Palestine. You will learn something.

Don't see it if You are under the weather.

94
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing

See it if You enjoy great writing and are willing to allow a theatrical piece of art be educational while also entertaining.

Don't see it if you are not willing to be open.

100
Ambitious, Intelligent, Resonant, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You are interested in seeing a young playwright's work who is clearly on track to be great.

Don't see it if you don't care to expand your understanding of Palestine, America, and growing up in a mixture of both cultures.

100
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing

See it if You love poetry, want to learn more about Palestine's history & hear a narrative of self-discovery and inter-generational differences.

Don't see it if You only want to hear one side of history and don't want to hear about growing up with sexism & influences from different cultures/religions

100
Great acting, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You love great writing, and are interesting in a different perspective of the Middle Eastern conflict and a of growing up "different"

Don't see it if Have such feelings towards the state of Israel that you don't wan to hear the other side or are xenophobic

100
Amused, Enlightened, Enthralled

See it if The struggles of a Palestinian American girl growing up in the middle between being a "good" Muslim daughter and fittng in with peers

Don't see it if You don't want to be touched by the realities of Palestinian life both past and present.

100
Great acting, Must see

See it if If you want to know the other side of the conflict in Palestine

Don't see it if If your mind is closed to other's point of view