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 like unconventional comic handling of the very serious topic of rape with excellent acting and insightful perceptions of the issue.
Don't see it if you would find that the issue of rape, being handled in a somewhat sophomoric humorous manner, distasteful.
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 new take on the well trod subject of rape. This is intelligently written, well acted and marvelously directed.
Don't see it if The subject makes you uncomfortable and you are set in the way you believe a rape victim should act.
See it if only for the great performance by Susannah Perkins. The writing and other actors don't live up to her talent but she's very good.
Don't see it if you're expecting something edgy or thought-provoking because the comedy is played for broad laughs and isn't smartly written.
See it if you enjoy plays that are well written, directed, acted and staged and that make you think.
Don't see it if you don't like "schtick" in plays.
Also I thoroughly enjoyed the play. It was very meaningful to me.
See it if You think you won't like and don't need to be schooled on this subject. You will and you do; plus you'll be very entertained.
Don't see it if You are dealing with and still traumatized by a sexual assault incident; it might trigger a flashback.
See it if you would like to see a play about intense subjects, presented in a way in which the message sneaks up rather than being slammed on you.
Don't see it if you can never see how humor can be used in a way to present even the most delicate of subject matter.
See it if interested in situations where young women get caught up in bad decision making. Fine acting by cast in a all to familiar tale.
Don't see it if The topic of rape in a high school is of no interest to you and you want to avoid this subject matter.
See it if you are willing to look at the acceptable narratives that we construct about rape, which the title character naively and boldly rejects
Don't see it if you are put off by the idea of using satire in a seriocomic look at rape culture
See it if very well done satire on the treatment and responses to a high school rape; Both funny and serious at times; actors were excellent
Don't see it if you are offended by a sometimes comic send up of a rape and the reactions to it. Some characters are over the top.
See it if you like a very good presentation of how rape is treated in our culture but in a very entertaining way. Lots to think about.
Don't see it if you are reluctant to discuss or hear about rape or don't like an amusing treatment of rape.
See it if clever social commentary; satirical, topical and funny take on a serious subject
Don't see it if first half a little slow since "the plot" is not a surprise but then play hits it stride with borderline offensive snakiness
See it if a play about rape culture that has funny moments and is acted and directed well appeals to you. Very clever and resonant.
Don't see it if The play is very stylized and not naturalistic, which took me a while to get used to in the beginning, but once I did, I enjoyed it.
See it if I can't recommend this play; I admire what it was trying to accomplish, but it was painful to sit through. Both overwrought& void of feeling
Don't see it if Skip this if you are looking for a coherent, smart play about sexual assault. This play is not that.
See it if you are interested in engaging with a thought provoking but not totally successful play about rape. Satire is funny here, but not successful
Don't see it if if you are squeamish about rape. It is tackled head on here.
Also Perkins gives an outstanding performance.
See it if You like theatre that makes you think and are able to compare modern day issues with past events. The cast is great, quirky and smart.
Don't see it if You only like light and fluffy subject matter, but make no mistake, this play is FUNNY in so many parts. It's relevant and should be seen!
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 If you like a different read on a familiar story. A little to long Susannah Perkins was marvelous,she is someone to watch
Don't see it if A young audience,everyone seemed to be absorbed. I think this needs editing,but an interesting evening