Exposed
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Exposed NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(42 Ratings)
Positive
95%
Mixed
3%
Negative
2%
Members say
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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Show-Score Member Reviews (42)

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1214 Reviews | 486 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

203 Reviews | 49 Followers
93
Edgy, Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Great writing

See it if you want to experience theatre that pushes the envelope, foregoing commercialism for frank storytelling.

Don't see it if you dislike nudity, course subject matter or small, intimate productions without bells and whistles Read more

67 Reviews | 7 Followers
92
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if you are open minded to sexual themes and "simulation".

Don't see it if you are offended by sexual talk & action. 2 instances of brief nudity, so no kids! Read more

270 Reviews | 36 Followers
91
Absorbing, Relevant, Riveting, Raunchy, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in the impact of porn on those involved, and society's view of it

Don't see it if are offended by porn, simulated sex, vulgarity, partial nudity Read more

don
506 Reviews | 1005 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

83 Reviews | 15 Followers
90
Absorbing, Edgy, Riveting

See it if You're interested in edgy aspects of contentemporary college students

Don't see it if If your tastes are somewhat prudish

112 Reviews | 10 Followers
89
Absorbing, Clever, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy great acting from a small cast who uses their space limitations to inventively tell a story highlighting the effects of bullying.

Don't see it if you have a problem with the porn industry, simulated sex acts or brief nudity.

1401 Reviews | 372 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.

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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