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

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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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.


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90
BeyondCriticism.com

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." Full Review

90
NYC Talking

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." Full Review


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

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.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, 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

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

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...

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

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.

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

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

79
During previews
Clever, Edgy, Intense, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in an excellent actress who can portray numerous viewpoints from varied characters, like Anna Devere Smith

Don't see it if You want a full storyline drama and you are a little overwhelmed by all the talk of sexual violence

Also Ms kadwani portrays numerous characters in sketches , some of which ar... Read more Read less

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

65
During previews
Ambitious, Relevant, Disappointing, Overrated, 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

63
During previews
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Slow

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.

60
During previews
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, A for effort

See it if You want to see a one woman show about the history, politics, thoughts, feelings and perspectives on rape. Want a lecture on history of rape

Don't see it if You don’t like one person shows, not interested in the topic of rape, don’t like lectures

Also This is a tough topic to make into a show and I give the writer/actres... Read more Read less

54
During previews
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.

49
During previews
Disappointing, Cliched, 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.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you enjoy watching an unbelievably versatile actor whose every word & action invests you and brings an incredible script to life.

Don't see it if you are not interested in solo plays or learning about sexual violence through theatre.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Relevant

See it if you're looking for an emotionally and intellectually challenging bravura solo performance by a gifted writer/performer.

Don't see it if You're looking for "fluff" entertainment that doesn't require self-reflection and thought.

Also Rape is not an easily discussed public issue, especially in a theatric... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Delightful, Great acting, Profound, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You like to be provoked and moved by theatre

Don't see it if Factual insights and snippets in a show aren’t your thing

90
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You 've never experienced a solo play. It's great to see the actress transition from 1 character to another - especially a child at 1 point.

Don't see it if You're not interested in discussing the topic of sexual violence.


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