Already closed | 1h 0m | Midtown W

Intrusion

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Members say: Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing

About the show

Twenty years in the future, sexual violence has been eradicated. Until one woman comes forward about her rape. This solo show provides a look at how we all perpetuate rape culture. More…

Over the span of an hour and through her portrayal of 8 characters, Qurrat Ann Kadwani evaluates the flaws in a society where rape is supposedly eradicated, helping to raise awareness about sexual violence and combat systemic oppression.

1h 0m | Already closed | St Luke's Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (33)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing
72
Avg Score

70
Educational presentation vs theatrical play, Stats-fest / thought-provoking, Informative / intelligent / important, Relevant / ambitious / promising, Well-staged & delivered

See it if you'll bring your thinking-caps. Much to absorb, if you're actually interested in what you've invested in by purchasing a tkt to this show.

Don't see it if you can handle a one-woman show about rape (8 characters in a bit over an hr). More seminar than play, w/tons of statistics thrown @ you.

Also Hesitant @ first, glad we jumped.... Read more Read less

70
Confusing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Clever, Slow

See it if you want facts about Rape and see a different perspective from different folks

Don't see it if you dont like one person playing multiple characters

Also Though a talented actress, at times it was confusing on who the charac... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Arlenec

See it if A close look at rape a subject so current. Thoughtful and well done characters.

Don't see it if Not for anyone seeking fluff. Emotionally stirring.

72
Bravo qurrat ann kadwani

See it if Bravo Qurrat Ann Kadwani for this powerful production about the global problem of sexual violence! Well done!

Don't see it if The theater could really use better air conditioning but that was a small price to pay!

30
Disappointing, Banal, Confusing

See it if ...you just need to have your preconceived notions reinforced.

Don't see it if You want to be challenged or to encounter something compelling.

During previews
65
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Static, Slow, Relevant

See it if you like one-person shows on significant social issues. Acting is solid, but script is uneven. Premise isn't compelling; it should/could be.

Don't see it if you want fully engaging theater. You'll learn facts (Wiki on rape teaches more), but you won't feel much. No victim/ perp speaks. Slow parts

During previews
66
Confusing, Committed, Dramatized lecture, Well played, Inconsistent

See it if you are interested in artistic production that is informed by the #MeToo moment.

Don't see it if you do not like solo shows, or you do, but you like them to find a dramatic arc.

Also I found the performer skilled and personable. But what plot there was ... Read more Read less

During previews
70
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Clever, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy one person shows where numerous characters are played without interaction with each other - the actress/writer is a dynamo.

Don't see it if you hate being talked at by 8 different characters in a futuristic time/circumstance that doesn't quite hold up. Lots of data shared.

Also Stage lighting was blinding in the first row.

During previews
73
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Intense

See it if you enjoy excellent acing, but an overdone subject; might be upsetting to rape victims; interesting and differing points of view

Don't see it if you are bored with the subject matter and don't like one handers, even well acted ones.

During previews
70
Relevant, Unsurprising, Ambitious, Heavily researched

See it if you’re interested in a wholehearted, unequivocal expression of solidarity w/ rape victims and others affected by gender based violence

Don't see it if you’re more interested in a show’s artistic function than its social function; you want a voyeuristic recount of assault w/ lots of crying

Also Intrusion has an active college tour which I think is the best context... Read more Read less

During previews
49
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you want to see a sincere "polemic" on how society, men and women, profit from rape.

Don't see it if you expect a real play dealing with the very interesting topic about how a society deals with reality intruding on its principles.

During previews
75
Ambitious, Confusing, Edgy, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You want to be "schooled" in a good way about rape culture and the #me too movement of women fighting back against sexual harassment.

Don't see it if You have no patience for a timely and important one woman show that's more of an instruction course than a play but there's drama in it too.

During previews
65
Disappointing, Ambitious, Overrated, Relevant, Slow

See it if you are so compelled by the admittedly important subject that you are willing to sit through a lecture Well meaning but not engaging

Don't see it if you go to theater to be drawn into the characters and their world. There is none of that here. It starts out promising but becomes doctrine

During previews
83
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You appreciate great acting on serious topic (rape). This is a perfect example that one-woman-show can be great without being sexual at all.

Don't see it if You are really anti-feminism. Give it a chance, there are so much happening in an hour...

During previews
73
Ambitious

See it if You want to hear about rape and rape culture discussed in an intellectual manner from a variety of unique perspectives.

Don't see it if If you expect an emotional impact that inspires you to act.

Also Though there were several unusual and interesting angles to view the i... Read more Read less

During previews
79
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like plays where one actor portrays different characters, each presenting his or her perspective on a shocking event.

Don't see it if if plays about rape and society's reaction to it do not appeal to you.

During previews
78
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing

See it if You enjoy one woman shows about serious subjects, like rape and violation with facts and dates to back it up

Don't see it if You want to laugh and not think

During previews
80
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You love political theatre with a social message.

Don't see it if Everything has to make sense.

Also I was not entirely sure why this play is set 20 years in the future, o... Read more Read less

During previews
70
Underdeveloped, well-intentioned, Disappointing

See it if you would like to encourage a new talent.

Don't see it if a half-baked attempt at a great topic will frustrate you.

Also Reminiscent of the work of Anna Deavere Smith, this show features one ... Read more Read less

During previews
63
Ambitious, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you like solid acting and want to learn about the politics, history, and sociology of rape and sexual abuse.

Don't see it if you want to be engaged throughout. Some of the characters were interesting, but too many simply lectured.

During previews
54
Intense, Disappointing, Repetitive

See it if you'd like a one woman show about anger regarding the Me Too movement presented in a somewhat militant tone.

Don't see it if you want something original with new ideas.

During previews
83
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you would like to see a tour de force consisting of wonderful acting making a thought provoking statement on rape.

Don't see it if rape and great acting offends you.

During previews
76
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like shows like Anna Deveare Smith's, in which one actor plays many different roles in realistic situations.

Don't see it if You only like linear plays with a clear plot and with many actors.

Also This felt like an important piece, and many good points were made, but... Read more Read less

During previews
90
Clever, Absorbing, Intense

See it if You're interested in a look at sexual assault from a point of view in an unimaginable future.

Don't see it if you're not interested

During previews
90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Must see

See it if like to learn a very relevant subject while entertained by a great actress performing exceptional array of characters. Truly very impressive

Don't see it if This is a must see.


September 8th, 2018
"Well-paced but sometimes heavy-handed...Kadwani does a solid job of making each of her characters distinctive...But in the end, she may have too much on her plate...Using the same technique with every character comes across as didactic and distancing...Ms. Kadwani, notwithstanding, does manage t...
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September 8th, 2018
“In ‘Intrusion’, we get a vision of a world that has been rape-free for 20 years. This blank slate is a clever way for Kadwani to convey the complexity of rape and the reaction to it in an organized fashion, while her talent for transforming herself into a wide range of characters conveys just ho...
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January 19th, 2018
for a previous production "Q is one of the most amazing, committed, convincing, captivating performers I have ever seen...What stands out most to me about Q as a performer is how convincing and intense she can be...Though its only her on stage, she does a great job, through the use of her talents, props, and conversation ...
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January 22nd, 2018
for a previous production "Her theme could hardly be timelier, yet Kadwani has much more to add to current conversation than an extra blast of the prevalent sound and fury. Exhaustively researched, artfully assembled, and acted to perfection, her script traces the repercussions of sexual assault across the web of society ...
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