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WALLS: A Play for Palestine (FringeNYC)
East Village

WALLS: A Play for Palestine (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(11 Reviews)
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Thought-provoking, Great writing, Absorbing, Great acting, Profound

About the Show

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.

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

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.

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

Critic Reviews (2)

August 25th, 2016

"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."
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August 29th, 2016

"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."
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