Already closed | 1h 35m | Greenwich V

Steve Got Raped (FringeNYC)

From 35 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Hilarious, Funny

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: In this new dark comedy, Steve and Katie, engaged and expecting their first child, think they are on the right track. However, when a shocking event happens during Steve’s bachelor party, the couple's lives start to veer off course. More…

Categories: Comedy, Drama, Local. From The New Collectives. Written by Sam Gooley. Directed by Melissa Firlit. Featuring: Mara Gannon, Sarah Moore, Dan Morrison* and James E. Smith*
Assistant Directed/Produced by Giverny Petitmermet. Sound Design by Kevin Novinsky. Lighting Design by Elaine Wong. Stage Managed by Rebecca Kane
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*Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

1h 35m | Already closed | Players Theatre (Greenwich V)

Member Reviews (35)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Hilarious, Funny
90
Avg Score

90
Great writing, Great cast, Serious subject delivered impeccably, Perfectly paced, Immaculate comic delivery

See it if want improv material elevated to high level comedy/drama, excellent performances from James Smith, Dan Morrison & Sarah Moore,

Don't see it if can't explain why you wanted to see a show named STEVE GOT RAPED, as Little Sally says in URINETOWN, "A title can ruin a show"

95
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Original, Refreshing

See it if An original comic voice with great energy, insight and original characters and situation

Don't see it if You're sensitive about dark humor

89
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Original, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if a new angle on what "rape" means, presented with a light touch, is for you. I especially liked the second half.

Don't see it if you hate nuance.

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Original

See it if You find issues of gender and relationships compelling

Don't see it if You like neat endings

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Delightful

See it if You have a bit of a twisted sense of humor.

Don't see it if You don't like sex jokes.

96
Clever, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like thought-provoking theatre that makes you laugh and cry and at life's uncomfortable consequences. It turns the table.

Don't see it if You are unwilling to be challenged about the role of men and woman in sexual politics, or if easily offended.

52
Confusing, Edgy, Raunchy, Slow, Insipid

See it if You like quirky.

Don't see it if You like conventional.

91
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious, Great writing

See it if You want to see a serious topic tackled with humor, good performances, and no easy answers.

Don't see it if You can't handle grey areas or want to guffaw for 90 minutes straight. Not that kind of comedy.

82
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You're concerned about the issues of rape and gender; you like shows about how lies affect relationships.

Don't see it if You think that the issue of rape can never, ever be funny.

75
Hilarious, Raunchy, Funny, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You love modern, raunchy comedies. Morrison's performance is brilliant and inspired. He's a star! Great writing

Don't see it if You're easily offended and don't like swearing or if you need a happy ending.

95
Great writing, Hilarious, Intense, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if you like edge of your seat theatre that is smart and funny but also, dark and dangerous. Laugh out loud funny.

Don't see it if the title makes you uncomfortable or if you don't like R-rated language and sexual dialogue.

96
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny, Raunchy, Great acting

See it if you like to laugh out loud while asking the big questions about social dynamics and double standards. My thoughts were PROVOKED.

Don't see it if You're easily offended. Read Time Out review & it seemed like the writer missed the message by being blindly and uneccesarily offended

98
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Relevant, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You want to see compelling characters tackle a new perspective on a dated mindset with humor and heart.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of dark comedy

91
Hilarious, Original, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Edgy

See it if You want to laugh out loud between thinking about relevant issues from a new perspective. Some dialog was missed due to audience laughter.

Don't see it if you are not comfortable with an ambivalent ending.

96
Great writing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Hilarious

See it if You are a fan of dark humor and like theatre that challenges you while also making you laugh out loud a lot

Don't see it if You are not a fan of dark humor and are offended easily. Not for the church crowd.

95
Edgy, Hilarious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if You like thought provoking topics with relatable characters and dark humor with a bit of a twist.

Don't see it if You get offended by issues such as rape, abortion and crude language.

97
Absorbing, Edgy, Ambitious, Funny, Intense

See it if you like thought provoking topics delivered with intelligence, humor and wit by excellent actors.

Don't see it if You are offended by strong language and uncomfortable topics.

95
Funny, Great writing, Original, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if Enjoy thought provoking theater, with great acting that will make you laugh and think. We thoroughly enjoyed the play from start to finish.

Don't see it if The title offends you and you are uncomfortable with strong language.

97
Great writing, Hilarious, Refreshing, Intense, Must see

See it if you like discovering a new exciting voice in theatre. A play that is both hilarious & thought provoking. Great performances.

Don't see it if if you don't like excessive language or sexual dialogue.

98
Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Great acting, Original

See it if You want to laugh more than you have in a show in a long time. Enjoy really good writing with acting to match. Would see it again.

Don't see it if If you cringe at explicit conversation about sex and some of the modern slang that accompanies that.

100
Ambitious, Funny, Edgy, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in the social dynamics and double standards surrounding "rape culture". Or if you enjoy dark comedies.

Don't see it if You're opposed to "potty mouths" or don't enjoy body humor. Title makes play seem less thoughtful than it really is.

97
Great acting, Hilarious, Raunchy, Thought-provoking

See it if You're ready for some great laughs and can handle explicit humor and thought-provoking sexual content.

Don't see it if You're a prude or can't handle humor that isn't always strictly PC.

100
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing, Edgy

See it if You want to enjoy a fast paced, intellectually provocative dark comedy where you'll laugh from humor to shock and come away thinking!

Don't see it if You can't handle "in your face" examination of age old themes, packaged for today's younger audience.

100
Fresh, hilarious dialogue delivered perfectly by a likeable cast. dark and thought-provoking.

See it if You want to walk out of the theater with your face hurting from laughs and your heart hurting from tough moral questions.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by sex jokes and explicit language.

97
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if This is the rare piece of work that tackles a polarizing subject with the humor and tact. The performances only enhance the nuanced writing.

Don't see it if If you think theater is not supposed to challenge you.


August 19th, 2016
"Frenetically directed by Melissa Firlit, the cast dials everything up past 11; as a character who enters toward the end of the play, Mara Gannon does offer a hint of nuance, but it’s too little, too late. Having set up a chance to explore male rape and masculine fragility, Gooley opts instead fo...
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August 24th, 2016
"Playwright Sam Gooley tackles a difficult subject and makes it easier to talk about…The writing is constantly straddling the line of emotional depth and personal humor—the sort of 'did he just say that?' mentality that makes the conversations between three close friends just offensive enough to ...
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August 24th, 2016
"A strikingly honest and mega-comedic piece of mature theater. Sam Gooley as playwright walks a thin line between satire and disrespect with his dialogue. His honesty in tackling this taboo issue never betrays the audience. Under the three-sheets-to-the-wind, no-holds-barred direction of Melissa ...
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August 21st, 2016
"Under Firlit’s well-paced direction, the ensemble cast members play well off one another and bring the issue of male rape to the forefront with a welcomed sensitivity. However, sometimes the script’s insistence on being comedic gets in the way of their ability to explore their characters with ne...
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