Exposed
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Exposed NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(42 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
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Negative
2%
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Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Edgy

About the Show

A devised theater piece inspired by true events, "Exposed" tells the story of Lauren, a college freshman who chooses to do adult films to pay for her tuition. 

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Member Reviews (42)

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965 Reviews | 339 Followers
80
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Strong acting

See it if you'd like a tale of co-ed paying for tuition thru porn. Insightful study of porn pros/cons. Well-acted in sm theater. Some heavy material.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable w nudity/simulated sex. Ultimately negative view of porn industry/high cost of college/hypocrisy of porn consumers.

952 Reviews | 387 Followers
95
Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing, Honest!, Intelligent

See it if You want to see one of the best shows I’ve ever seen dealing with porn/sexuality. Funny and honest. Well written/acted/directed/staged.

Don't see it if I would say if porn truly upsets you maybe this show’s not for you but if you can go in with an open mind maybe it is exactly what you need. Read more

983 Reviews | 229 Followers
89
Ambitious, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if One of the best shows i have seen this year. Well Witten, directed acted. Makes you see both sides, all sides of porn.

Don't see it if If you dont want a play that deals wi th porn.

811 Reviews | 221 Followers
87
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if you want a real to life story and characters brilliantly played by young actors, two playing multiple parts with finesse - lots of potential

Don't see it if you are bothered by honest portrayals of sex and the pornography business and the consequences for young participants. Small production.

706 Reviews | 214 Followers
85
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Sexy, Funny

See it if “You are a contradiction,” the director tells freaky feminist Lauren. Sadly, L's sexual openness also brings societal shame. Terrific acting

Don't see it if You don’t want to be tittilated and challenged at the same time. Thrills, greed, naivete, friendship, betrayal & disillusionment.

746 Reviews | 124 Followers
80
Ambitious, Funny, Edgy, Great performances, Impressive ensemble work

See it if you are impressed with ensemble performances where a few actors move smoothly between multiple characters. This is beautifully done.

Don't see it if you are revolted or triggered by porn films. I found plot predictable and the main character's choices disappointing.

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
84
Strong cast, Uneven, Sexy, Swift

See it if you'd like a presentation of how a porn career, freely entered, might prove a trap eventually anyway.

Don't see it if simulated sex acts, even when framed, endistanced & mostly clothed, makes you uncomfortable. Read more

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506 Reviews | 1002 Followers
90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if Acting great.Sarah Raimondi an edge above. Tough topic to handle so well. Nice intimate space. Hope it ends up elsewhere. Thought provoking

Don't see it if Not for everyone. One needs an open mind. Sad ........................................... more. audience great

Critic Reviews (7)

BroadwayWorld
February 13th, 2019

"It is the kind of show that raises eyebrows for some and brings others to ponder what it would be like to release the sexual 'freak' within. Either way, I'm not sure if it comes as a shock to audiences in this progressive world of ours...Never have I seen a show that both compels us to experiment with our innermost desires and cause us to think about them at the same time...The story would not have been told as perfectly as it was without a stellar cast and crew."
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TheaterScene.net
February 11th, 2019

"The play is a thoughtful and illuminating look at the attractions and perils of a career in adult entertainment. Lauren's story is a cautionary tale, yes, but the underlying attitude of the play is 'sex positive.' Heckler and her associates do not shame Lauren/Scarlett for choosing to be open and unashamed about her sexuality. Yes, they show that a life in porn can be a dicey and occasionally harrowing proposition, brimming with a high quotient of misogynistic and creepy behavior."
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Theatre is Easy
February 12th, 2019

"Kristen Heckler’s staging is artful and tasteful, which is impressive considering it includes representations of a multitude of sexual acts and positions...The script is organic and honest, and as performed by this excellent three-person cast, never feels forced...Its structure could use revision...While 'Exposed' is an enjoyable enough piece, with much to recommend, I’m confused about what Heckler and the cast want me to take away from this experience."
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Times Square Chronicles
February 18th, 2019

“All three performers are terrific...Heckler’s direction is masterful. This show has a lot of sex scenes that are well handled, yet don’t shy away from the what is happening...Though graphic, you are not made to feel ill at ease or that you are a voyeur...There is partial nudity, strong language due to the nature of the subject but, the play is well-crafted and filled with humor...This show is well done on all levels and is truly worth seeing. Bravo.”
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G
February 10th, 2019

"Brilliantly written, directed and acted, this 85 minute intermission-less play seems to go by with the blink of an eye...Humor, simulated sex scenes and Lauren's dilemmas make this nuanced show both deep and resonant...The other two actors in this play are equally superb...The play shines on every level. Surely, this play with its fine acting, can and should go to a bigger house when it's run is done at MCS."
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G
February 10th, 2019

"One of those ‘hidden gems’. Brilliantly written, directed and acted, this 85 minute intermission-less play seems to go by with the blink of an eye...Heckler’s conception of this play is brilliant, as is her direction. Humor, simulated sex scenes and Lauren’s dilemmas make this nuanced show both deep and resonant...’Exposed’ is magnificent. The play shines on every level. Surely this play with it’s fine acting can, and should go to a bigger house when it’s run is done at MCS.”
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On Stage Blog
February 10th, 2019

"These polarizing subjects tease the audience like foreplay that never quite satisfies, staying superficial...Raimondi’s turbo-charged effervescence gives way to an incredibly nuanced, powerful performance...Riveting performances by Phillips and Sherrow...Ms. Heckler’s direction and the ensemble’s script are equal parts shockingly brave and vulnerable, a raw dissection of one girl’s decisions magnifying a nation’s sickness."
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