Piece Comment

Review of Palestinian Dreaming

A poetic piece hoping to view the conflict-ridden middle eastern region from 3 different perspectives. Although the dreamers in the story are connected via a particular situation, the listener - me - is left wondering what the message of the piece is. Sure there's a message; stories about the region almost always does. But stripping away all of that, and simply listening to it as a story about 3 lives, a listener has to admire the visual approach taken in this piece. But I wasn't able to strip away all of that because I am too aware of the underlying message this piece might or might not have. Is it bad to have a piece make you think? No, but this piece did not.