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
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
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
DANIEL FLOREN certified reviewer June 21, 2018
So great. Baba Jee was a joy to watch from start to finish. Great writing, cast, and chemistry.... full review
ROB ANGELL certified reviewer June 22, 2018
tagged as: family · Raw · sweet · culture · clash · aristotelian
A relatable story about family and culture that is both sweet and raw.... full review
BENJAMIN XIAO certified reviewer July 09, 2018
I have to say I was completely blown away by Baba, Jee. It is an extremely well-paced, intensely written, heartwarming tale of a father and daughter struggling to reconnect after years of being apart and through layers of unresolved issues. Baba, Jee portrays the classic immigrant generation gap in a very realistic, grounded way that is very rare to see in plays and movies. Whereas most other similar fare would concoct loud arguments and increasingly absurd situations to highlight the cultural differences between immigrant father and 2nd generation child, Baba, Jee understands that often times in real life, such situations play out more like a subtle game, with both sides quietly attempting to fulfill what they assume are the other's unsp... full review