Assessment: ‘Appropriate Muslim’ Highlights A Mixed Bag Of 1-Acts

Ms. Alexander (“10 Things to Do Before I Die”) does ponder what it is that makes a good Muslim.
Zakiyyah Alexander’s piece — part of the final installment of Ensemble Studio Theater’s annual one-act play series — also tackles assimilation, racism and sexism.
“The Good Muslim,” on the other hand, ambitiously moves seven characters through a fast-food prep area, a porch, the subway and even virtual reality.
PhotoMost one-act plays have, by default, a tight focus: between two and four characters, unity of time and place.
Maybe one day Ms. Alexander will tell us what happened to Aliah.

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