The Hope Hypothesis

An immigration office supervisor (Connor Carew) is threatened by an FBI agent (Greg Brostrom) in Voyage Theater Company’s production of Cat Miller’s The Hope Hypothesis at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture. Original photo by Beowulf Sheenan.
Is there any hope for immigrants from countries associated with terrorism?

By Andrew Andrews

During a routine visit to the immigration office, Syrian-born law student Amena is held for interrogation after presenting her birth certificate, which was issued by ISIS during their occupation of her hometown.

Forbidden from contacting a lawyer or anyone else, Amena is finally joined by her boyfriend, Brendan, when he shows up to find out why she never returned home.

He, too, is refused access to an attorney, and the situation turns from bad to worse when the authorities turn Brendan against Amena by convincing him she was unfaithful, using a photograph of her kissing another man.

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Andrew Andrews attended The Hope Hypothesis at Sheen Center Black Box Theater in New York on Sunday, October 27, 2019 @ 3:00pm to write this review.

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