HOUSES WITHOUT WALLS

ensemble theatre · manigua productions · Ages 14+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America

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ANDREW MARTINEZ certified reviewer · June 05, 2018
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Houses Without Walls is a visceral portrait of motherhood. Susannah Rodriguez Drissi's play offers a culturally-specific acto that resonates across more universal narratives of mother-child relationships, most notably, what happens to the parent after the child has left home. ... full review

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KATHERINE KING certified reviewer · June 10, 2018
Through the prism of mother-daughter anger and anguish, Rodriguez Drissi has created a biting examination of emigration, its causes and effects. Two mothers, living in the same house but divided by a separation wall, and two daughters, separated from those mothers by emigration to the United States, trade despairing accusations and hopeful dreams in searing language. A narrator creates a Brechtian distance between stage and spectators but eventually, parallel to the emotional trajectory of the dialogue, becomes part of the action, as the wall, for an instant, dissolves.... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 21, 2018
My overall impression of the show was WOW, what an incredible story and what talented actors.... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 16, 2018
A really compelling historical take on the [Cuban] woman's experience. I was transported to a heated place - literally and figuratively.... full review

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ADRIAN CA certified reviewer · June 10, 2018
Drissi’s play is a sit down to enjoy a plate of sole soup when all else left on earth to eat is bile. A feast of powerful performances from Emar, Hojas and De Leon. Highly recommend it! ... full review

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ELIO IRUETA certified reviewer · June 10, 2018
Loved it. Intimate and heart warming.... full review

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ANONYMOUS · June 10, 2018
This was a wonderful surprise! The writing is so beautiful. It’s poetic, emotionally engaging and a compelling story. I highly recommend it.... full review

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