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  Forgotten Kingdoms at Atlas Performing Arts Center

Forgotten Kingdoms

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE Washington

Produced by D.C.'s Rorschach Theatre, this new play by Randy Baker takes place on a small island in Indonesia, in a wood-framed house perched on stilts over a churning sea. Inside the house, Reverend David Holiday tries to convert a skeptical young local whose fate has become improbably intertwined with his own. The stakes are high: the life of the young man's father, the future of this island's ancient culture, and the happiness of an American family caught between worlds. As night turns into morning, the fate of Reverend David's haunted young son becomes the biggest question of all.

Thru - May 21, 2017



Price: $20-$30

Box Office: 202-399-7993

www.atlasarts.org/



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Washington Post - Recommended

"..."Forgotten Kingdoms" is a long-aborning project for Baker, who is Rorschach's co-artistic director: He grew up an American in Asia, hearing stories about his grandparents' experiences as missionaries in Indonesia. The "Forgotten Kingdoms" script was developed in Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as in the United States."
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Celia Wren


BroadwayWorld - Recommended

"...Director Cara Gabriel keeps a nice balance between the immediacy of the domestic turmoil and the theological discussions on religion and cultural coercion."
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Roger Catlin


DCTheatreScene - Recommended

"...Baker's script offers plenty of bon mots (such as when David, with all the sincerity in the world, tells Yusuf "I'm not here to judge the past; I'm here to save the future") that have the audience laughing, sighing, and even snapping along. Unfortunately, the exposition-saturated second act fails to deliver on the momentum and build-up of the first act, which ends with an exciting and intriguing bit of action. I found myself wondering whether the play may well have been stronger had it simply ended at intermission."
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John Bavoso



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