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DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND

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Devil's Playground

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Billy Idol
Producers:
Sanctuary
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B+

Rumspringa, the period during which Amish youth are set free to explore — and boy, do they — the ”English,” or outside, world before joining the church, challenges our picturesque notions of a sect more associated with bonnets and buggies than with cars and drug dealers. Witness it ain’t, but Playground gives an unprecedented view into the good (simple life, sense of community) and bad (limited education, extreme conformity) of Amish life through the experiences of these oh-so-suddenly modern kids.