Playwrights Realm presents this world premiere, a complex collision of satire and dark comedy exploring rape culture in America. More…
When high school student Grace B. Matthias is raped, her world spirals into chaos. Between navigating emotionally unstable guidance counselors, overbearing lawyers, an angry championship football team, and useless Wikipedia answers, Grace tries to make sense of her world anew. Due to mature content, this show is best for ages 16 and up.
See it if You want to see a contemporary play about serious issues that finds a way to deal with them in about a humorous a way as you probably could.
Don't see it if You don't like shows that seem to make little sense till the end when you find out what it's all about.
See it if Powerful exploration of a high school girl's date rape. Uses satire to address many difficult issues. Heartfelt characters.
Don't see it if This play is not so much about the rape itself but about everyone's reaction to it. Is the grey area good-and-evil or loss of innocence?
See it if want to be aware of the many versions and diversions re: rape. Very good acting esp. Susannah Perkins, Andy Lucien and Doug Harris
Don't see it if you are easily upset with a delicate subject. It is not a Greek/Roman drama This is not a musical extravaganza. No intermission.100+ minutes
See it if you want to see a sometimes laudatory, often cringe-worthy, attempt at a "rape satire" w/some nice performances & interesting use of space.
Don't see it if you'll be troubled by an oft insensitive take on rape culture, played mostly for laughs, & characters written too broadly to be sympathetic.
See it if issue driven theater is your liking, uses humor to make the unspeakable watchable
Don't see it if sexual assault is not a topic you want to think about
See it if you like a thoughtful well acted story about a relevant subject.
Don't see it if the subject of rape upsets you or if you expect any new revelations or insight.
See it if you are open to a serio-comic take on the subject of rape. A wonderful lead performance by Susannah Perkins.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with the satirical comic treatment of a serious subject.
See it if If rape is of interest. It had me questioning the culpability of the main character is her misfortune, which I don't think was intentional.
Don't see it if This is a subject that makes you squeamish, if unnecessary nudity on stage is problematic for you.
See it if You can take seriously an at times funny truth to power look at rape in society. With mostly stereotypical characters, it has a core of real
Don't see it if You find abhorrent the idea of rape and humor together. You can't find the texture, breadth and compassion in sly presentation.
See it if superb writing, acting, direction of tough, challenging content is what you long for in great theater. Smart, funny, direct, moving.
Don't see it if you can't engage with the reality of rape culture -past, present and future, even when so complexly presented.
See it if you're into social satire and are willing to put up with some muddled writing to see these issues dealt with by a game cast
Don't see it if you prefer pieces that have a very clear message and control of their themes
See it if One incredible performance anchors a play which would be otherwise largely adrift. It transforms the production into must see theater.
Don't see it if The play is clearly too glib and chipper about rape. Unrealistic extent of HS art history instruction. Large space demands close seating.
See it if you want to examine a multitude of stereotypes around rape and sexual assault.
Don't see it if you are unable to understand the use of stereotypes to prove a point - that men rape women.
See it if You have the chance. A powerful play, a testament to the actors and writing. Everyone must experience this; must see and thought provoking.
Don't see it if You are looking for something light and are uncomfortable with the subject matter.
See it if you enjoy plays about topical issues that are well staged and well acted (particularly by the female lead).
Don't see it if you are at all bothered by heavy-handed moments; this play does have a few. Or if you find nudity upsetting.
See it if a unique script that beautifully employs history, metaphor, repeated motifs, and story in a powerful exploration of rape culture appeals.
Don't see it if caricatures/heavily hammed up/hyper acting bothers you. (Actually, still see it: this usually bothers me too but it mostly worked here.)
See it if you want to see a serious piece of theatre and have some intense discussions afterwards.
Don't see it if there are some sensitive topics that can be difficult for some. Do your research on the show and know what you are about to see.
See it if you're interested in an earnest, ultimately unsuccessful, attempt to explore rape culture through a comedic lens, + some good performances.
Don't see it if this subject matter, handled in a well-meaning but misguided way, will be offensive to you.
See it if you enjoy topical serious dramas with appropriate amounts of humor woven brilliantly into the script. Amazing show. Terrific cast!
Don't see it if you're a woman dealing with rape trauma or if you're a misogynistic man who just won't "get it."
See it if you want to see something interesting. It may not have all the i's dotted and t's crossed, but it's still an entertaining piece.
Don't see it if the topic of rape or a little nudity makes you uncomfortable.
See it if You're interested in play addressing rape from a more honest/atypical vantage point. Humor, shows how Society/culture cultivate this crime
Don't see it if You're offended by nudity, sensitive to the topic of rape in general. (Though some rape victims Really appreciated this work)
See it if Don't. A messy, deeply misguided attempt at skewering rape culture that misses almost all marks
Don't see it if I honestly wouldn't see it. After seeing it, I was shocked it was produced at all.
See it if You like productions which deal with tough issues in both a comedic and tragic way
Don't see it if You don't want to see a show dealing with rape or rape culture
See it if you want to see necessary, provocative, crucial, so very important theater - and if you like football.
Don't see it if you are unable to deal with graphic descriptions and instances of rape or sexual violence.