Your Invisible Corset
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Your Invisible Corset
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Your Invisible Corset NYC Reviews and Tickets

70%
(20 Ratings)
Positive
60%
Mixed
30%
Negative
10%
Members say
Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting

About the Show

Hunger & Thirst Theatre presents a new, rewritten expansion of their 2016 production of "Dracula," which weaves modern feminist themes into traditional the monster story.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (20)

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57 Reviews | 10 Followers
95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you love innovative takes on the classic that interrogate them for a contemporary audience, you want feminist horror and catharsis

Don't see it if you need things spoon-fed to you, you hate seeing women regaining agency and power, you only like traditional versions of older stories

160 Reviews | 23 Followers
80
Quirky, Great staging, Refreshing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You really liked reading Dracula and want to see a modern twist on the story,l (which is more female focused). Enjoy pieces that explore POV

Don't see it if You get very annoyed by multiple plot lines/POV tellings. Or if you can’t look past some campy dialogue during some scenes.

393 Reviews | 101 Followers
75
Absorbing, ambitious and empowering, Inventive, clever, Intelligent, Fine writing, Sharp performances & direction

See it if You’re up for a long overdue feminist update of the Dracula tale, a fresh take made plausible and relevant in this #MeToo moment.

Don't see it if You're a misogynist; married to the traditional vampiric tropes and myths or the original novel. Read more

269 Reviews | 38 Followers
75
Absorbing, Dizzying, Slow

See it if You like Dracula feminism, or the center of the Venn diagram of them. Minor 1st act issues, but it's well worth your time.

Don't see it if The only real negative here is screaming. There's a LOT of it. There are also sexual assault parallels, so consider this a trigger warning.

336 Reviews | 46 Followers
73
Great acting, Edgy, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you like vampire stories. This one is fun and not terribly gory

Don't see it if you don't like things supernatural

232 Reviews | 20 Followers
70
Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Great acting

See it if Like to be totally involved in what the play is about

Don't see it if You would like to see a light comedy or a musical

772 Reviews | 147 Followers
70
Slow, Good acting, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if Modern day Dracula Story, told different.

Don't see it if If you love the classic and cannot see it with changes. Read more

370 Reviews | 81 Followers
66
Ambitious, Slow, Good acting, Disappointing

See it if you'll enjoy seeing talented young actors perform; you want to support a young, enthusiastic, theatre company. You need an idea for H'ween

Don't see it if you're unwilling to suspend your disbelief & "go with the flow" listening to a preposterous plot; you see no reason to "improve" Dracula. Read more

Critic Reviews (7)

Theatre is Easy
October 16th, 2018

“’Your Invisible Corset’ gives the famous tale a modern twist, using Stoker’s female characters to explore issues of gender equality, trauma, and resilience...Hunger & Thirst can run overzealous in its quest to drive home the piece’s symbolism...Such over-reliance on exposition prevents the company from delving deeper into the nuances of trauma, survivorship, and the allure of power. Nonetheless, the piece makes some promising steps in this direction.”
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Front Row Center
October 16th, 2018

“A feminist reimagining of Stoker’s ‘Dracula’...Focuses on...Mina, sensitively and strongly played by the script’s gifted playwright...The journey on which Hunger & Thirst Theatre takes us makes this production vital and intriguing. Everyone...is stunningly good...Lubow’s character...is so real, so fully obsessed, scary, that we fully understand Mina’s fascination with her...I commend the director for translating his lucid vision of this deeply interesting script to the stage.”
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DC Metro Theater Arts
October 14th, 2018

"The engrossing cast moves around the space, in and out of view, skillfully recounting the basic plot points of Stoker’s original story, while incorporating Lynn’s distinctly current spin on their characters’ relationships, and on the victimization, subjugation, and domination of women...The compelling story, direction, and performances are supported by an eerie and effective design...A timely and intelligent examination of the challenges women still face in our current world."
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L
October 23rd, 2018

"This vivid re-imagining of the classic also offers some unique and smartly authentic twists...'Your Invisible Corset' explores the very real issues of consent, empowerment, sexual and emotional manipulation...Bolstered by vivid performances by the young and hard-working cast...Hunger and Thirst’s new production has plenty of thrills alongside plenty of smart insight for both modern day vampire 'believers' and skeptics alike...'Your Invisible Corset' has plenty of…well, bite."
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C
October 19th, 2018

"A perfect fit for those who like their scares to have something to say...The second half turns a lot of expectations on their heads. Saying much more would be a disservice...The play comments on and subverts or inverts genre tropes...It is not easy to pull off horror onstage, but this production...succeeds in maintaining an atmosphere of tension and intensity...A creepy, clever, and intensely resonant re-envisioning of 'Dracula' for our cultural moment."
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Plays to See
October 19th, 2018

"Certainly an intriguing idea. It’s a thoroughly fun couple of hours...However, from a metaphorical perspective, this play has a lofty ambition which it simply does not live up to...It’s wonderfully woman-centric...It was the clumsy feminist metaphors that I had the hardest time swallowing...In production, the idea feels sloppy and overdone, as if all the pieces didn’t quite come together. That being said, the show is still fun...A fittingly spooky and overall enjoyable production."
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A Work Unfinishing
October 15th, 2018

"‘Your Invisible Corset’ examines the stigma surrounding assault survivors...Not everything about this updated approach to the story works perfectly, but I was quite taken with the way it attacked and dismantled much of the language of rape culture and emotionally abusive relationships, drawing lines between Stoker's original narrative, and conversations happening every day in the public sphere...The cast is good, despite a ponderous pacing to the action.”
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