Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

I Know What Boys Want

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Disturbing, Absorbing, Relevant, Ambitious, Edgy

About the show

The independent theatre company Ego Actus presents a remount of their 2013 best-selling cautionary tale in which a prep school girl discovers that this week's Internet sensation is a video of her having sex. More…

Vicky Walker finds herself in the center of an enormous firestorm after a sex video featuring her and her boyfriend, Roger, hits the Internet. Vicky was drunk and possibly drugged when the video was made, and she certainly did not give permission to her boyfriend's buddy Oliver to tape it. For Oliver it's a goof: a chance to get back at Roger for a prank and a play for Vicky, on whom he has long had a crush. But for Vicky, it's devastating. Her feminist mother wants to help, but Vicky insists she can handle the crisis alone. Can Vicky free herself from the Internet, or will she always be caught in its web?

1h 30m | Already closed | Theatre Row / Theatre One (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (3)


Disturbing, Absorbing, Relevant, Ambitious, Edgy
Avg Score

Important topic, Timely, Relevant, Disturbing

See it if You are a parent of a teen on social media. Take your kid with you, you're guaranteed to have an eye-opening conversation on the way home.

Don't see it if You're not interested in the topic of the damage social media can do to kids, or if you disliked the TV show Gossip Girl and its clones.

Absorbing, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if you appreciate a socially conscious and gripping drama with a very talented cast about social media and bullying.

Don't see it if You don't like teen dramas or Gossip Girl.

Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You like new plays with decent writing that focus on modern day revenge porn, a problem for young women.

Don't see it if You want a story that hasn't been told before- I've seen at least 4 plays with the same exact story line.

July 18th, 2015
"Where they play succeeds is in its raising of many complex issues about life in this upscale community, But it does not explore them adequately. Instead, it resorts to patterns of cliché and one-dimensional characterizations so that what we are presented with is a shallow soap opera rather than ...
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July 23rd, 2015
"The author’s understandable anger leads to a good deal of melodrama...'I Know What Boys Want' tries to cover a few too many topics in its 90 minutes....Unfortunately, the many short scenes and the attempt to cover too many teenage problems all in one story dilute its effectiveness. The play need...
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July 19th, 2015
"'I Know What Boys Want' is bold, provocative, and wise...This timely and socially relevant drama illustrates how social media can be used to foster sexual subordination. The play illustrates the power of challenging expectations, speaking out, and fighting back. Director Joan Kane keeps the acti...
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July 23rd, 2015
"The production doesn’t fulfill the promise of its concept. Undermined by an unfocussed script and shallow characterizations, potentially good performances can’t flower and a compelling story can’t crystallize...Through a long sequence of brief scenes the story blows in too many directions and di...
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