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  • Kyle Smith:
    30 Jul. 2022
    I saw this play at CATF in West Virginia, and am so happy I did. This play addressed questions that have persistently been in the mind of the disabled community with humor, tenderness and hope. Well done.
  • Emma S. Rund:
    27 Feb. 2022
    I'm not usually a fan of science fiction or dystopian plays, but Babel achieved a level of realism that many science-fiction plays lack. The poetic language delivered just enough information for me to understand the world without overdoing the exposition. Very thought-provoking and reminiscent of a Black Mirror episode.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    28 Jun. 2021
    A thought provoking play that goes deep into the process of getting pregnant, technology and the moral questions that arise in society. Well done.
  • National New Play Network:
    9 Mar. 2021
    Babel by Jacqueline Goldfinger is receiving a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. The partnering NNPN Member Theaters are Unicorn Theatre (Kansas City, MO), Theatre Exile (Philadelphia, PA), and two more to be announced.
  • Ross Tedford Kendall:
    16 Nov. 2020
    A fantastic play that hits so many points square. Babel is so plausible in its conceit, that acts taken in the name of the greater good cause so much pain and trouble, and yet the characters are still conflicted on whether those acts were worth it. This conflict drives the story to a fantastic conclusion. The dialog is great, the characters ring as real humans. This entire play is a masterpiece.
  • Maximillian Gill:
    10 Apr. 2020
    Like the best speculative fiction, Goldfinger's play examines how a world founded on different principles affects people on the most human levels and extrapolates forward from our current reality. Here we have a utopia that is revealed to conceal the elements of a dystopia. We learn the darker side through the process of understanding the concerns of a set of characters whom we can't help but form strong bonds with thanks to Goldfinger's assured dialogue. Questions of nature vs. nurture are examined and late-act reveals force us to re-evaluate the characters and the plausible world they inhabit. Impressive work.
  • Jerry Polner:
    2 Apr. 2020
    Babel is a stunning and shattering story of two couples trying to have babies that will pass society's new test for perfection. Not a single line is out of place in this brilliant, incisive look at our very near future.
  • Greg Vovos:
    12 Mar. 2020
    A powerful, poignant, inventive play that brilliantly uses the future to speak to today. Characters with depth, and a story that moves at the perfect pace to its explosive, inevitable ending. Beautifully crafted. I would love to direct this piece.
  • Nelson Diaz-Marcano:
    25 Feb. 2020
    Oh man, there’s not much I can say that haven’t been said about this highly recommended play besides that there’s a good reason it has these many recommendations. The work is brilliant, unique and will make many a season if theater knows what’s good.
  • Philip Middleton Williams:
    22 Feb. 2020
    We often use the expression "in a perfect world," but we never really imagine what that means. Jacqueline Goldfinger has imagined a world where perfection is pre-determined by law, but that also should include the lesson of "be careful what you wish for." The questions that are raised and left for us to decide are both world-changing and extremely personal. The lyrical way "Babel" approaches them is masterful in both tone and character; you will immediately connect with them and know their world. What an extraordinary piece of theatre.

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