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

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

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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.

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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

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Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Relevant, Must see

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.

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

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

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Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

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

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Absorbing, Refreshing, Relevant, Profound, Thought-provoking

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.

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Great writing, Profound, Thought-provoking

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.

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Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent, Resonant

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.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
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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CurtainUp
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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