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Mimi's Suitcase

solo performance · ana bayat · Ages 13+ · one person show · United States of America

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ERNEST KEARNEY the tvolution certified reviewer June 20, 2016
MIMI’S SUITCASE Written and performed by Ana Bayat, this is an intelligent and skillfully mounted tale of her life in and out of Iran. Bayat is an actress of obvious talent and never bores the audience. A good portion of the show is in Farsi and Castilian Spanish with “sub-titles” projected on the wall above her. The weakness of the show is unexpected in the story she tells. A lack of specifics and a lack of focus on what is truly dramatic about a young girl raised in Spain who loves “Charlie’s Angels” returning to the repressed society of fundamentalist Iran undercut her story. She closes with the tale of how she came to love theatre, a tale that would have been quite moving if set up properly. But for its failings, the show stil... full review