Manhattan Theatre Club presents Anna Ziegler's deeply felt, comic, and thought-provoking play about two students who meet at a raucous party during their freshman year at Princeton. More…
Tom and Amber connect in ways that seem innocent enough at first. But as things progress, they find themselves in murky territory, with ramifications that could affect the rest of their lives. What actually happened between them? And when it comes to relationships, how often is the truth completely objective? Can we ever shed our pre-conceived notions?
See it if Indictment of college drinking & hookup culture. Kids with vastly different motivations & expectations get in trouble. Good characters.
Don't see it if You are bothered by unconvincing elements. The legal hearing was a contrivance. Real college students actually(!) study during the week.
See it if insightfully shows how important personal history & context are in adjudicating college rape charges; engaging performances in 2-hander
Don't see it if too much of a "he said she said" vehicle; heavy-handed in demonstrating unfair process; lacks big dramatic moments
See it if you enjoy a drama about an alleged rape. Action goes back and forth in time and was confusing. Plot itself is very relevant to our times.
Don't see it if you don't like a very annoying voice. The girl has annoying sing song voice that took away the strength of her story.
See it if You're interested in sexual dynamics, the challenges/disorientation of college freshmen, looking at both sides of "he said-she said".
Don't see it if Don't like a series of monologues to audience, want more action, can't relate at all to the college experience of today's youth.
See it if You are interested in sexual politics on a college campus. A friendship turns into a controversy after a casual date takes a turn.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with sexual activities or multiracial dating; cannot sit through a 90 minute show; have hearing problems
See it if you're interested in issues of gender, race, consent, and sexual politics. Great performances, particularly from Joshua Boone.
Don't see it if you want to see something light and fluffy. Play has plenty of humor, but issues raised are serious and require some thought & attentiveness
See it if you want to see a show that tackles the issues of race, consent and rape. Staging is very interesting, But show goes on too long and is dull
Don't see it if you want a show that gives a fully developed argument about a very difficult subject.
See it if you enjoy a piece about two individuals that have differing opinions about a mutual sex act. Very contemporary
Don't see it if you are offended by a piece that presents both sides of an issue and draws no conclusion
See it if Ugh, missed writing this while it was open. GREAT Writing! Weaker production than in LA. I would even recommend reading the script.
Don't see it if Sadly, it's closed, so you can't. This is a series of Monologues. - Little interaction between the actors other than spoken exposition.
See it if you want to see a balanced he said/she said account of a date that snowballs into a debate about sexual consent
Don't see it if date rape is a triggering issue or you aren't willing to see and debate the story from both sides
See it if You want to dig into the murkiness of sexual politics.
Don't see it if Whiny characters turn you off or you want a sense of completion/forward movement at the end of the play.
See it if you ever wondered how reality and confusion often get mistaken for each other.
Don't see it if you would rather believe what you think you know instead of opening yourself up to ALL the facts of the situation.
See it if You like smaller productions, want to see two great young actors perform, want to hear about relevant topic in society today.
Don't see it if If you need a linear show, don't like smaller productions, don't have patience (story unveils bit by bit)
See it if you are interested in the age-old issue of responsibility. The reference to The Cruclible is extremely apt. Timely and relevant material
Don't see it if you do not want to be challenged and potentially angry/upset. The "funny" is fleeting; the pain and damage is persistent and forever
See it if you're interested in watching two very real and nuanced characters develop before your eyes
Don't see it if you're hoping for a message about feminism or sexual assault, or if you've ever been assaulted, as you'll find no closure here
See it if Well acted depiction of possibilities and how things could go terribly wrong. He was particularly strongly and sympathetic.
Don't see it if Disturbing discussions bother you. Writing and points sometimes overdone and excessive.
See it if Anna Ziegler always worth seeing..short-to the point interesting story line--provides food for thought
Don't see it if You can't follow a non-linear story line in play to the very end...much back and forth may leave viewer unclear on what's happening
See it if you enjoy a fascinating and sad examination of sexual politics on campuses today. Ziegler is such an intelligent and provocative writer.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a classic story of "he said" versus "she said." At times the plot felt a bit contrived.
See it if The most refreshing and smartly written in a while. Adorable and funny characters.
Don't see it if You had enough of environmental doomsday stories and can't surrender to a sweet Romcon.
See it if You want to see very good writing related to a very difficult topic
Don't see it if You want to see a play that could make conservatives very pleased