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 Believe in getting people to admit to something, they allegedly have done,and held accountable.
Don't see it if If you can't address the fact that a person had been raped,and nothing was done about it.
See it if you hate women - you want to laugh about rape, you want to laugh about women being raped, especially a 15 year old who is written cluelessly
Don't see it if you are not ready to laugh at rape or you think characters should have dignity, not be written condescendingly as if women have no brains
See it if You want to get inside the head of our rape culture and see it refracted as into the cartoon nightmare that it is.
Don't see it if You're looking for something that isn't done in a highly-stylized manner.
See it if you want to see an original staging, a well developed, directed and acted play. A theme that could be taboo told in a fun yet respectful way
Don't see it if you're not willing to see a play about a rape told in an entertaining way, which for me was refreshing and more effective for reflection.
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 are looking for an interesting take on rape culture that involves humor as well as moments of profoundness
Don't see it if you would be triggered by discussions of rape (literally the whole show) or nudity
See it if you appreciate the use of satire to illuminate difficult subject matter. If you want to see an incredible ensemble with an even better lead.
Don't see it if you're highly sensitive to or triggered by depictions of rape, sexual assault, and victim blaming.
See it if You love cliché, strereotypes, all lost in a writting that try to send a message and be funny.. without succeeded in it
Don't see it if You hate actors playing teenagers by making them speak like if they were 6 years old
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
See it if you are interested in quirky writing with dark themes. The acting is excellent and the final message of the play was extremely moving.
Don't see it if you are sensitive to themes of sexual abuse and dislike the use of absurdism in a piece with dark subject matter.
See it if You have an interest in the topic as it explores it from all sides and has a strong growth for the main character, yet adds absurdist humor
Don't see it if Don't think comedy can mix with the topic, but the play does a good job at it
See it if You like non-linear storytelling and intense subject matter set in a high school.
Don't see it if Sexual assault is a trigger or if you're looking for a realistic and in depth portrayal of high school students.
See it if you are willing join in a crucial conversation about this chronic and horrendous issue. This story is approachable with comedic relief.
Don't see it if you are looking for a truly artful or original production. This story serves to raise awareness rather than raise a new perspective.
See it if you want to support a theater company that is brave enough to produce polarizing, controversial, risky new plays that challenge its audience
Don't see it if you don't understand that an absurdist, dark comedy about rape might make you feel uncomfortable at times.
See it if You care about women and changing things for the better... but also if you are just looking for inventive and captivating theatre
Don't see it if You want a simple living room play to tritely tell you how to think about an issue. This one paints all sides and well!
See it if you love great storytelling, care about dismantling rape culture, and want to see a fantastic production of a great play.
Don't see it if you have personal experience with rape and are concerned about being triggered.
See it if You are willing to be completely invested and thoughtful - this play is very deep. Must appreciate new ways of tackling age-old issues.
Don't see it if You want something easy and light