The Return of the Shogun

A young boy, trying to adjust to a world without his father, decides to defend his mother against an abusive boyfriend.
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The Return of the Shogun

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  • Julie Zaffarano:
    3 Feb. 2019
    Jackson gives us a poignant view of a boy who’s world is failing him. Even at his young age, he knows what is right and wrong — he shows wisdom and bravery beyond his years. I’ve had the privilege to see this show staged and hope to see it again. Well done.
  • Jordan Elizabeth Henry:
    11 Feb. 2018
    Wow. This play hurts -- it's beautiful and fierce and brave. The visual of Saleem putting on his mother's robe to become a warrior is simple but so rich. And Sabina's attempts to give her son a male role-model by encouraging him to engage in corporate prayer at Mosque is, again, such a simple but profound image: a mother choosing peace and ritual to strengthen her son, and a son choosing his mother's robe to make himself feel strong. A really brilliant short play.