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 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 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 You would like to see a mediocre play that could be performed in an hour that is stretched to almost two hours without an intermission.
Don't see it if If you already know why Charles Dickens books are sooooo long.
See it if you are into black comedy/farce about how one teen raped compares the results to the Rape of the Sabine where Romans married their victims.
Don't see it if you don't think a serious subject like rape should be told as a comedic, farce and make it look like the victim is the villain..
See it if you're interested in acquaintance sexual assault among teens & know little about it;you want to support the development of new plays.
Don't see it if you don't like characters who are stereotypes; you know how a grand jury works--the playwright doesn't;you prefer fully staged plays.
See it if you want to see a very unconventional, quirky approach to a very serious, relevant topic - rape - with very good acting, especially Perkins.
Don't see it if you're offended by humor intertwined with a very serious subject or by the brief scene with nudity or particularly sensitive to rape topic.
See it if You want to support new play development or you don't mind characters portrayed as caricatures who have zero emotional appeal
Don't see it if You are offended by badly developed characters, indulgent plot devices that don't satisfy or a sympathetic stance on a rapist.
See it if you want to see a well acted and very topical play. The play will make you think, it took me a while to figure out how I felt about it.
Don't see it if the portrayal of a male rapist as a greater victim of rape culture than the woman he rapes will turn your stomach