Baba, Jee (Father, Yes)

moj productions · Ages 17+ · United States of America

world premiere
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THERESA JOHNSON-CHRISTENSEN certified reviewer June 07, 2018
Baba, Jee is a must-see Fringe show. It is always a thrill to see theater that feels like real life unfolding in front of you, from the writing to the acting. This show has a lot of heart, focusing on relationships and complicated issues among flawed characters. The show covers a lot of ground without feeling overwhelming to the audience, and despite tackling some tough issues it has a lot of humor.... full review
JONAS GROSSERHODE certified reviewer June 10, 2018
A very intimate and easy going hour. The cast had a seamless chemistry that made the entire play feel like you cut open a wall in a New York apartment and got to experience a few days in the lives of real people. What a good play should be. ... full review
JIM VEJVODA certified reviewer June 10, 2018
tagged as: family · heartfelt · poignant · funny · well acted
What a great show! I thoroughly enjoyed being cooped up with these characters during a hurricane. Catch this show!... full review
ROB BRUNER certified reviewer June 10, 2018
A very enjoyable and heartfelt hour with warmth, insights and a window into a complicated father/daughter relationship. Ayesha and company did a wonderful job and shone light on some challenges of a mixed cultural upbringing. ... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 11, 2018
The writing was solid. The play gives us plenty of moments to love each character even if you hate them minutes before. While the stage space and restrictions of fitting into a Fringe program (i.e. quick set-ups/breakdowns) make creating a realistic environment challenging, the production does ultimately bring the world to life and invites you into the character's lives.... full review
SARAH ROSE REYNOLDS certified reviewer June 11, 2018
The best of live theatre! Wow, what a beautiful show. I felt more emotions in the span of an hour than I typically do over the course of an entire week! Really solid writing and acting. I highly recommend this show!... full review
CAMILLE JENKINS certified reviewer June 17, 2018
Words can't explain how much I loved Baba, Jee!!! Ayesha Siddiqui has written a play that is grounded, funny, heat warming, sometimes sad, and always real. The actors have a beautiful chemistry, dialogue is quick witted, and the pacing of the play is great. I could relate to so many moments, and many other people I spoke to said the same. The beauty of Baba, Jee is that we witness the stark cultural differences of Maria, Dave, and Baba but despite those differences we and the characters learn we are more the same than we ever could have known.... full review
ANNE SCOTTLIN uncertified reviewer June 16, 2018
This play is going places!! A relevant, timely and needed conversation, Baba Jee addresses the contemporary reality of cultural differences and family dialog. Relatable, funny and touching, Ayesha Siddiqui's play takes the risk of telling the truth and entertains us all along the way to finding understanding and love. Many laughs and a couple of tears, this play is a must-see. Playwright Siddiqui is a rising star. @AnneScottlin... full review
AALAYA KOLLI certified reviewer June 17, 2018
An amazing show. The cast will make you laugh with them, think with them and cry with them. It's a simple show but very powerful. The cast just did an amazing job. They will leave you wanting more and wishing it was longer. It would make you miss your loved ones. ... full review
SOFIE KHAN uncertified reviewer June 18, 2018
BABA, JEE is PHENOMENAL! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 BRAVA to this amazing cast Ayesha Siddiqui, Ayman Samman and Chris Tedrow, directed by Matthew Martin! Ayesha’s play “Baba, Jee” is such a beautifully written and tender story portraying her relationship with her Pakistani father (her Baba) while stuck in an apartment she shares with her boyfriend in New York during Hurricane Sandy. I adored how Ayesha honors her authenticity and vulnerable self to showcase the real struggles of being half-Paki (something I can TOTALLY relate to), having a Pakistani dad that isn’t the “perfect Muslim” (same! who is?!), the mistakes that fathers can make and how we heal from them together. If my dad was in LA vs. Chicago he would’ve totally related and loved it! I'm ... full review