“A rousing RECOMMENDATION. This is one show about connections that really does connect.”
-U-T San Diego
“Smart, sassy and surprising. Solidly studded with laughs. Here’s a recommendation for you: Don’t miss Jonathan Caren’s whip-smart, shape-shifting THE RECOMMENDATION. It’s one of the best new plays I’ve seen in years.”
-North County Times
“The production, directed by the fast-rising British director Jonathan Munby on a spare industrial set designed by Alexander Dodge and dynamically lighted by Philip S. Rosenberg, is sleek and vigorous.”
-Los Angeles Times
A World Premiere play from one of America's exciting new theatrical voices. Aaron is smart, privileged and liked by everyone. Iskinder, his college roommate, is modest, unconnected and comes from a middle-class immigrant family. Soon the best of friends, Aaron takes Iskinder under his wing, sharing his world of favors and fortune. But the safe haven of college only lasts so long, and once in the real world, Aaron is thrust into a terrifying situation without his familiar safety net. As the tables turn and he is forced to rely on an accused felon's connections to keep him safe, both Aaron and Iskinder have to rethink the meaning of friendship and where loyalty has its limits. Contains strong language.
Running time: Two hours, including a 15-minute intermission