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 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.
See it if For crowds that love satire and social justice, this is great! I also love the super informative program/bill for the show.
Don't see it if Nothing new is being said that hasn't been said before, but also doesn't "teach" a non informed audience. Metaphors and humor can get muddy.
See it if you are interested in getting to know yourself better, reflecting on our society's treatment of women and want to be a vehicle for change.
Don't see it if you want to distance yourself from feeling complicit, don't like being presented with tough questions or are uncomfortable with nudity.
See it if enjoy a interesting modern take on the subject of rape
Don't see it if are not adventurous and open minded
See it if your mind is open enough to see a comedy about the rape of a 15-year-old girl
Don't see it if you need the playwright to spoon-feed the message of the play to you (although he basically does so in the last 5 minutes)
See it if You wanna think about how rape culture invades every aspect of our lives
Don't see it if You expect to truly empathize with a rape victim or understand how sexual assault affects creates trauma
See it if you like dark humor and real life scenarios. Love small productions with a limited number of characters.
Don't see it if you find the subject difficult to discuss, expect costumes/large production.
See it if You enjoy smart, topical plays that don't take themselves too seriously.
Don't see it if You're trying to plan a wholesome family outing. This play satirizes conflicting points of view about a delicate subject.
See it if you want to see an ambitious experiment fail. A satire of rape culture doesn't work, but the acting and staging are strong.
Don't see it if you're offended by wrong-minded portrayals of rape victims. How can you laugh at society's cruelty? You can't parody crazy reality.
See it if you want to see an incisive, darkly comic, bold, theatrical, well-written and well-acted exploration of rape culture.
Don't see it if you're easily triggered on the subject of rape. Otherwise, I highly recommend this one. Entertaining as a play and a lot to say.
See it if you like very clever staging, dialogue and acting about a serious subject like rape. There is humor and drama and it all works together well
Don't see it if you don't like the subject of rape or a drama about rape which includes humor.
See it if You want to see a refreshing not always serious take on the subject of rape. I experienced this as comedic as well as frightening.
Don't see it if You are expecting a wholly serious treatment of this serious social issue. This play is quirky, sad and sometimes shocking.
See it if you can understand how rape might be considered in a truthful light - without all the PC thrown in. This was an interesting treatment.
Don't see it if you can't understand how the horror of rape can be exposed using black humor and stereotypical characters. You like only musical comedy.
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’ll see a smart interrogation of masculine culture & a sympathetic, empowering portrayal of raped women without the tv melodrama
Don't see it if you prefer to voyeuristically lose yourself in lurid, SVU-style play-by-plays of rape trauma
See it if high school, the news, football, women's aspirations--all unfold in a cleverly written and staged comedy with punch. Perkins rocks as Grace
Don't see it if you think rape can be handled only with utmost gravity. Crowley's script is so much more meaningful and effective. Breaux plays another jock
See it if you are interested in a dark comedy which contextualizes the timely topic of rape. The lead actress was terrific in her role.
Don't see it if you are offended by unfiltered portrayals of victim-blaming, nudity and humor during serious matters. Thought-provoking, yet hardly profound
See it if You like dark comedy which attempts to inform you and make you examine your own prejudices. Not for a middle road audience.
Don't see it if You want a straightforward narrative. You don't want to think about rape,how it is defined and prosecuted. You are literal.
See it if The nervous humor so often present at times of stress & embarrassment relieves yet adds a nasty, ironic fillip to a well-written story of...
Don't see it if a 15-year-old's trauma & the attitudes in her narrow world. A difficult subject honestly addressed. Some may be put off by the use of humor.
See it if you are interested in a unique exploration about how society views rape. Use of satire and stereotypes condemn the objectification of women
Don't see it if you take satire literally or you are not open to new views.