Already closed | 1h 0m | Midtown W

Intrusion

From 33 member  reviews
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

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
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
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
60
Thought-provoking, Ambitious, 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

During previews
61
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Fluffy

See it if You like one-person shows that begin with a good potential plot and then never return to that plot; too many tangents

Don't see it if For all of the above reasons


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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