Baba, Jee (Father, Yes)

Critics

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Reviews: 1

Audience

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Reviews: 2

Maria, the daughter of a Pakistani father and an American mother, lives in New York City with her boyfriend Dave. On the eve of Hurricane Sandy, her father (Baba) comes to visit from Pakistan for the first time in years. Trapped inside while the storm rages on, Maria, Dave, and Baba must all confront their differing views on culture, love, and belonging. In the end, they find that what they all want is perhaps not so different after all. A warm and explosive play.

Reviews

Baba, Jee (Father, Yes) is a solidly written, smartly directed and tightly performed piece. The story is straight-forward and has, at its center, one of the popular motifs of great drama —from Oedipus to Long Day's Journey into Night— the conflicts of father and child.

sweet - Ernest Kearney - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


What a great show! I thoroughly enjoyed being cooped up with these characters during a hurricane. Catch this show! I really liked the characters, especially the bond between daughter and father. The actor playing the dad struck all the right notes without ever making his shortcomings so defining that he was unlikable. Ditto the boyfriend whose singleminded attention to his own studies is keeping him from a far more important lesson. And I loved how Maria was subtly divided by her very modern and American sensibilities and her familial and cultural devotions. As the child of an immigrant myself, I definitely connected with her there.

sweet - Jim Vejvoda


This play is a very honest and sweet slice of life portrayal that was extremely enjoyable. The actors connect all on the different levels they need to and the entire script is very universal in the experiences and emotions explored. The characters were rich and interesting - id love to see 10 years later when Baba moves in be a sitcom tv show!

sweet - Denise Barrett


Baba, Jee (Father, Yes) is a solidly written, smartly directed and tightly performed piece. The story is straight-forward and has, at its center, one of the popular motifs of great drama —from Oedipus to Long Day's Journey into Night— the conflicts of father and child.

sweet - Ernest Kearney - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


What a great show! I thoroughly enjoyed being cooped up with these characters during a hurricane. Catch this show! I really liked the characters, especially the bond between daughter and father. The actor playing the dad struck all the right notes without ever making his shortcomings so defining that he was unlikable. Ditto the boyfriend whose singleminded attention to his own studies is keeping him from a far more important lesson. And I loved how Maria was subtly divided by her very modern and American sensibilities and her familial and cultural devotions. As the child of an immigrant myself, I definitely connected with her there.

sweet - Jim Vejvoda


This play is a very honest and sweet slice of life portrayal that was extremely enjoyable. The actors connect all on the different levels they need to and the entire script is very universal in the experiences and emotions explored. The characters were rich and interesting - id love to see 10 years later when Baba moves in be a sitcom tv show!

sweet - Denise Barrett