The Ride

solo performance · ramy el-etreby presents · Ages 14+ · one person show · United States of America

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Review by RUBY HUNTER

June 16, 2019 certified reviewer
tagged as: family · islam · heartfelt · gay

What I liked

Ramy did a bang up job switching roles between him playing himself and various characters. I especially enjoyed his portrayal of Mimi.

What I didn't like

I wish the run time was extended to allow for more details about how Ramy reignited his faith again. The 50 minutes told the audience so much, but it left me wanting to know more.

My overall impression

This show opened my eyes to the struggles and conflicts that queer Muslims face. It is an autobiographical journey that touched every emotion of my body. There were moments when I laughed and other moments where tears welled up in my eyes. Ramy’s performance was authentic and raw, thought-provoking and inspiring. Although the show was only 50 minutes long, it felt much longer in a really good way. For that short amount of time, Ramy’s story was remarkably impactful.

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