My first reaction to A Second Birth was akin to those cartoons where characters learn something unexpected: the eyes popping out of the head, the top of the head exploding. Let’s face it, bacha posh is a seriously weird custom, especially when we think of it happening in Afghanistan, especially when basically what we know of Afghanistan comes entirely from Khaled Hosseini novels. . . Now my views are more . . . complicated. I have Ariel Mitchell to thank for that.
I wanted to leap out of my chair to join the conversations happening on stage, to get involved in the characters lives.
Liz Lund Oppelt, Utah Theatre Bloggers Association