Yasmina’s Necklace at 16th Street Theater: Chicago Tribune Review

Susaan Jamshidi as Yasmina and Michael Perez as Sam in the 2016 world premiere "Yasmina's Necklace" at the 16th Street Theater in Berwyn. (Anthony Aicardi / Handout)

Yasmina’s Necklace makes it’s downtown debut at the Goodman, starting October 20 in the Owen Theatre. The 2016 Jeff Award Nominee for Best New Play made it’s world premiere just last year at Berwyn’s 16th Street Theatre, charming audiences and critics alike. In her review of the world premiere production, Chicago Tribune theater critic Kerry Reid discusses the heartfelt intensity of Yasmina’s Necklace.

“What begins as a familiar comedy about grown-up immigrant children trying to assimilate without hurting mom and dad’s feelings takes on darker shadings about the trauma of refugees. What we learn is that memories — happy and horrific — cannot easily be assimilated or packed away in a new country.

It’s not easy to combine such dark stories with the lighter comic interludes about immigrant family life, but Malik and director Ann Filmer consistently find that balance.”

Read the full review of the 16th Street Theater production here >>

Rohina Malik’s Yasmina’s Necklace reunites Malik and her 16th Street Theater director Ann Filmer. For more information about the production, or to buy tickets, visit GoodmanTheatre.org/Necklace.