Intrusion
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Intrusion NYC Reviews and Tickets

72%
(33 Reviews)
Positive
73%
Mixed
21%
Negative
6%
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.

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Member Reviews (33)

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297 Reviews | 78 Followers
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. Read more

66 Reviews | 9 Followers
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 Read more

35 Reviews | 5 Followers
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.

19 Reviews | 0 Followers
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!

7 Reviews | 1 Follower
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.

963 Reviews | 338 Followers
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

764 Reviews | 212 Followers
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. Read more

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
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. Read more

Critic Reviews (4)

Broadway Blog
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 to comprehensively cover the history of sexual violence...May not be perfect, but it takes necessary steps toward sparking a long overdue dialogue about sexual violence in our culture.”
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Times Square Chronicles
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 how multi-faceted and massively affecting the topic can be...Kadwani’s deeply intelligent and powerful piece is for anyone who not only wants to know why things are the way they are, but where to find hope."
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N
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 to create an entire community...'Intrusion' couldn’t have come out at a better time...I strongly encourage you to take the time to watch this play, it’s totally worth the time."
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B
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 at large...Her characters—often armed with horrifying statistics, pointedly deployed—raise questions that continue to resonate long after one leaves the theater."
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