INTAR Theatre and Radio Drama Network's world premiere drama centers around an Australian gay conversion therapy known as "The Sticks." Note: contains adult themes, not recommended for under 18 . More…
From the show:
Gay men from across the globe attend gay conversion therapy called The Sticks in the underground city of Coober Pedy, Australia. When they arrive they are not only challenged by Otto, their toxically masculine group leader but also by the rainbow serpent responsible for the protection of water and erections. The Sticks is real but what it promises is not.
See it if you’d like a smart excursion into gender-bending that puts the (discredited) conversion therapy to cure gayness on trial.
Don't see it if girls playing boyz & being fully sexual about it might twist your shorts.
See it if Compromise rating. Fascinating view re the gay community Intar keeps its great history
Don't see it if Not for the easily disturbed. Location for Intar a problem for public transpiration but the growth of theater in the area will help.
See it if interested in conversion therapy in Australia, creative casting of no cis-gender males as the gay clients, treatment of indigenous peoples
Don't see it if Casting of trans- or cis-women in all male roles disturbs you, you don't think conversion therapy is bad, no interest in Aussie history
See it if Something very different in the form of gender bending at an underground sexual reorientation camp seems like a good idea for a fun evening
Don't see it if gender issue farce seems like a bad idea for a fun evening. The characters' back stories range from sad to deeply disturbing.
See it if Even if ur put off by the word experimental.This really isn't that.A pretty straightforward plot w/some magical realism&uncoventional casti
Don't see it if You're expecting to learn about conversion therapy. This is satirical and very funny but not reality based.
See it if you like LGBT theme & "experimental" theater. The concept is entertaining though not clear at tines while the acting is intense /inspired.
Don't see it if you expect male actors to portray the gay guys' roles as this is an all female cast, hence a full cast gender swap which i was not told of.
See it if You enjoy exploration and you are open to sexual content. This is a well Written, directed and acted play. Hats off to the women playing men
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with sexual content, with women playing men, or if you are looking for light entertainment.
See it if You are interested in a story based on the heinous practice of so-called conversion therapy for homosexuals.
Don't see it if You wouldn’t enjoy gender bending roles and lots of crude language.
See it if You like experimental theater, actor/role gender swaps, emotional shows, queer theater.
Don't see it if You are homophobic, easily upset by simulated nudity/sex, prefer traditional theater, are unable to suspend disbelief
See it if you want to see an ambitious, low budget perrformance about conversion therapy.
Don't see it if you have a low tolerance for sexually explicit content.
See it if you're open to abstract, creative ideas and the expression of gender and theatricality.
Don't see it if you're easily offended/uncomfortable with implied nudity and sex.
See it if You don't mind sitting through a 2 hour show watching amateur actresses trying hard to play gay male characters
Don't see it if You expect profound story and great acting. I really want to see this exact show but with all male cast or the actresses are playing women.
See it if you'd like to see horrors of a wrong-headed humanitarian practicing male conversion therapy in a quirky yet fun presentation, female-acted.
Don't see it if simulated sexual organs and sexual acts offend you or you do not wish to understand the history on which this play is based.
See it if You want to see perhaps the most unusual and daring show now in NY ! It is heart wrenching and very funny at the same time.
Don't see it if This is most definitely NOT a show for the average theatre goer. It is blatantly sexual and extremely graphic. Conversion therapy is hideous
See it if U already know what bundle of sticks is, like metaphor or machismo served up by women regarding Aussie conversion therapy, like INTAR
Don't see it if can't abide women playing men, each with large exposed phallus, hate Aussie accents, can't see forest 4 trees, C need 4 conversion therapy
See it if So, I’ve seen a few plays at this theatre 🎭 company; they truly give a voice to the experimental, queer, feminine, and Latinx community!
Don't see it if The venue is a black box theatre 🎭, with old pipes, which can be a little hard to find, but, the staff is pleasant. The play? It’s totally
See it if you care about LGBTQ issues, you are not easily shocked, you enjoy compelling performances and good writing
Don't see it if you are easily offended, you want to see a drama with a logical procession of scenes,
See it if you like visiting a heavy subject that is dealt with in a unique way, poetic and artful, this visit to Oz takes on conversion therapy.
Don't see it if you are not open to gender swapping or sexual subjects make you uncomfortable.