Once upon a time I went to a show and it was called New Kid. It was written by Dennis Foon and it was directed by Julie Ritchey. (This play had two different casts. I'll mention the person I saw first and then say the other person's name too.) It was about a boy named Nick (Chris Acevedo/Seanna Wong) and he had just moved from the Homeland to the United States. The Homeland can really be any place you imagine it to be, as long as it is not America. Then he gets bullied by Mog (Carri Stevens/Annamarie Giordano), but his friend Mencha (Raymond Hutchison/Christiane Schaldemose) helps him through everything and is really nice to him. And also his mom (Andréa Morales) also helps him and he helps her with people in the town so she can learn English better. I thought this was a really fun show. It made me think a lot and it was really interesting and cool.
The language that the people who were from America used was really awesome. It showed you Nick's perspective because he was speaking English and the American language sounded like gibberish with little words that kind of sounded familiar. And it was super fun and exciting to try to figure out what all the words that they were saying meant. Like hockey is schlamschtick which is hilarious because it kind of is just slamming a stick against the ground. You knew what it was because they started playing hockey. And gibba may actually sounds like "give it to me" and they would put out their hand so that they could have it. And cronkit meant broken and the word reminded me of gears springing out of a robot. It showed that even though you might be clueless about a new language at first, eventually you get used to it and you'll start understanding it.
People who would like this show are people who like delicious pudding, new languages, and schlamschtick. I think people should definitely go see this show because it is funny, interesting, and a fun and complex thing to bring your kids to. It only runs until November 21st, so hurry and see it!
Photos: Johnny Knight