That Tony Kushner’s new play, “Homebody/Kabul,” which is set in London and Kabul and takes place mostly in , shortly before and shortly. Most American dramatists look inwards. Tony Kushner has always gazed outwards. And not the least remarkable fact about Homebody/Kabul. In Homebody/Kabul, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, has turned his penetrating gaze to the arena of global politics .

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Homebody/Kabul – New York Magazine Theater Review

The Homebody – Linda Emond Dr. Share your thoughts with other customers. By clicking ‘X’ or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. And I’m a Kushner fan. She has reviewed theater for Westword for over a decade; for many years she also reviewed memoirs for the Washington Post.

There are points to be made and understandings to be gained from this play but it is wordy, convoluted, and difficult. Ships from and sold by Amazon. As these characters — who include the Biblical Delilah and a secular modern Arab-American — struggle to come to terms with their lives and their choices, this shockingly funny play skewers traditional views on sex, family, and terrorism.

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Her husband and daughter, virtual strangers to her emotionally, go in search of her in a land of miscommunication, brutality and death. Virginia Eames, an aspiring political pundit, attempts to negotiate her way through the constantly shifting landscape of cutthroat commentary and learns what it takes to be a star.

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Read more Read less. Ronnie is a high school baseball standout with big league aspirations. In many ways, I identify with the Homebody, her attraction and its jabul self-immolation.

Or are we to see Priscilla’s traumas as puny set against the vast canvas of Afghan suffering? Can old complaints be forgot?

I thought he was a great example of “show not tell” and he wasn’t a caricature or too many people at once.

The Homebody makes her pilgrimage to Kabul and vanishes: The difficulty is that the play largely limps to a start with a very long rambling monologue with interesting ideas about a homebody desiring escape in her vision of Afghanistan a nearly orientalist construct. I’m officially co-producing this show.

I think that I enjoyed this play. And the language, the use of language, absolutely be I almost didn’t get past the honebody scene. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Even the Homebody’s English. M ost American dramatists look inwards. I liked his flaws and I read him as a chameleon. And I really loved Quango. I have never read anything like this book. As far as I’m concerned, the first act — the eponymous character’s monologue — is the whole play. Or should we seek redress, judging the past by present-day standards?


When she got on the stage however, you realized just how in control she was. Or is is looking at dysfunctional family dynamics through the lens of geopolitical analysis?

Not everything Homebody talked about stuck with me, but I was able to gather some of the emotional struggles she faced as well as her cultural explorations. Well, don’t worry, they’re coming to New York! A British woman seeks the grave of Cain only to disappear completely, an Muslim woman goes mad in passion for her country and makes a eery prophetic statement that the Taliban is coming to New York, and another man tries to persuade a western girl the beauties of an invented language with no history of oppression.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Four Arab women from across the ages meet in the afterlife.