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Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription

From 7 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Great staging, Masterful

About the show

Half Straddle presents this new staging of the verbatim transcript of the FBI's interrogation of convicted and jailed leaker Reality Winner. A true story, still unfolding. More…

June 3, 2017: A 25-year-old former Air Force linguist named Reality Winner is surprised at her home by the FBI, interrogated, and then charged with leaking evidence of Russian interference in our voting system. As the verbal dance between knife-sharp Reality and the FBI agents unfolds in Reality’s home and her autonomy shrinks before her eyes, a simmering real-life thriller emerges—with consequences that extend from the most personal to the totally political.

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100
Great acting, Gripping, Masterful, Relevant, Great staging

See it if you are interested in seeing a theatre company stretch their muscles into new territory. A completely novel idea executed beautifully.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy political theatre.

Also It is a shame that this production has a limited run as it is complete... Read more Read less

40
Pointless, Disappointing

See it if you're obsessed with the story of Reality Winner and need to see her arrest acted out minute by minute

Don't see it if you're hoping for any insights at all. The (excellent) actors literally just walk through the arrest transcript, censorship included.

Also So much could be done with the story of Reality Winner, from the reaso... Read more Read less

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You love true crime, politics, and are interested in how investigations are conducted.

Don't see it if You don't like abstract settings or plays based in real life events.

100
Absorbing, Intense, Profound, Relevant, Great staging

See it if You appreciate a suspenseful story beautifully directed and acted. You want to debate questions of personal and political power.

Don't see it if You expect easy conclusions.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting

See it if The show shows how law enforcement manipulated the main character. It is very much a dance of our time, revealed as a modern day parable.

Don't see it if The play is gripping, painful and not just for fun. If you cannot be open to empathizing with Reality, you might not like this show.

100
Great acting, Intense, Masterful, Relevant, Resonant

See it if To be informed about one of the most underreported stories concerning RussiaGate. Reality Winner was the first to tell us. MSM is silent.

Don't see it if You don't want to see an injustice that must be righted. Don't see it if you don't want to witness the different treatment of the powerless.

Also Every American should know the story of the jailing of Reality Leigh W... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great writing

See it if This is a great and important play. The writing and acting are excellent. Reality Winner risked everything to save our democracy.

Don't see it if If you don’t want to see a play about Reality Winner who is a true American Hero.

Also This is a timeless story that shows how important Whistleblowers are i... Read more Read less


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