Based on factual accounts and events, "Lured" focuses on one particular Russian hate group’s attack on a young gay man and the repercussions that follow when his loved ones decide to take action. More…
The play depicts how these vigilantes lure and entrap LGBTQ people, humiliating and torturing them on camera. "Lured" wonders if hate is inherent or taught and whether revenge is ever the answer. In this current world climate, the play could not be timelier. "Lured" is for mature audiences only.
See it if u can endure the barbarous torment by a gay hate group & the fallout for all involved in a powerful reminder that malevolence still exists.
Don't see it if you have a very low tolerance for torture, humiliation, hate speech, and graphic portrayals of violence. [But see my note below.]
See it if you'd like to experience a very well-constructed play that effectively dramatizes the unending futility of cycles of violence.
Don't see it if you do not have the stomach for extreme stage violence in an intimate space.
See it if you are not afraid to face real-world inhumanity that includes humiliation and torture in this play based on true Russian accounts:well-told
Don't see it if you do not like to view violence, nudity or humiliation of others: this is an up-close, horror of one atrocity of our tech time gone awry.
See it if A ring of Russian vigilantes bait "defectives" to terrorise them, then karma strikes. Confrontational mission drama to illuminate. Haunting.
Don't see it if In efforts to bring the verite, the overzealous actors leave marks. Depictions of sadism, violence, nudity, insertions, gore, slurs. Gen Adm
Also Unusual plot structure.
See it if You can stand up-close violence and want to see a horrific story beautifully told. Great insight into gay life in present day Russia.
Don't see it if Your tolerance level to depraved violence and full nudity is low. You’re not a fan of LGBT culture.
See it if Though it treats an important topic, the play is a graphic depiction of the abuse of gays in Russia. Often difficult to watch. Heroic acting
Don't see it if your discomfort threshold is low. Raw violence with much verbal and sexual humiliation. Plot twists are somewhat confusing.
See it if entrapment & torture of gays in present day Russia & the steps taken by the victims in response is of concern. The cast is quite convincing.
Don't see it if you don't want to see graphic scenes involving torture, violence & nudity. Admittedly these are hard to watch but at the same time powerful.
See it if the harsh dark realities of LGBT rights (or lack their of) outside of 'our world' concerns you. Just a small taste of what you DON'T know.
Don't see it if 75min of (simulated) gratuitous violence, full-on nudity, humiliation & verbal abuse would make you squirm. Just GO. It's an important show.
See it if You're interested in shows based on real events and can handle brutal depictions of violence.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in minimalistic productions or are looking for something light, or don't want to hear about oppression of LGBTQ people
See it if you want to see how both the regressive right and a vigilante left can often mirror each other. You want to see individual personalities.
Don't see it if you want to leave the theater moved to wonder about your own standards of morality.
See it if You're ready and able to deal with depictions of the disturbing escalating violence happening to the LGBT community in Russia and beyond.
Don't see it if Nudity, violence and/or LGBT issues disturb in any form, even done by a terrific, brave cast tackling a difficult script and material.
See it if If you like "based on 'true' story" events. It started out rough, an audience member left at the start of the 2nd scene; there were 3. It
Don't see it if Picked up later on and made sense. There was a decent usage of the Russian dialect, male nudity, violence, and crude language. It's a small
See it if you want to learn about how gays are treated in Russia, can handle extreme violence, nudity and vulgar language. It's an intense experience.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in LGBT topics, can't tolerate extreme violence and vulgarity
See it if You want to see a glimpse into the real life terror of gay life in modern day Russia. The script is well done. Fantastic job by the cast!
Don't see it if You are not into very physical violence. The play is very hard to watch but it speaks volumes in its truth and message.
See it if you have an interest in man's inhumanity to man, you can deal with violence, you are interested in how hate begets hate
Don't see it if you want lighthearted entertainment, you are squeamish about violence and humiliation
See it if vivid writing, performance, and staging; gay themes, twisty plots, &brief male nudity are up your alley
Don't see it if simulated brutality believably staged and any of the above make you uncomfortable. Disinterest in well-developed characters disappoints.
See it if you want to see how the world is portrayed in Russia with regards to their horrible treatment of gays
Don't see it if you are offended by nudity, brutality, and disturbing images
See it if very VIOLENT play about how the LGBT people are treated by the right wing nuts...Not for the faint of heart.
Don't see it if Violence, blood, nudity and cursing easily offends you.
See it if you like plays that give you insights to situations, you like intense theater, you are interested in LGBT topics
Don't see it if you don't like intense situations, graphic portrayals, nudity, or desire a larger production value
See it if You want to see heavy drama involving Russian luring of gay men for the purpose of humiliation and torture.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with gay violence, simulated rape, humiliation, and male nudity. Not for everyone, but important to tell.
See it if you like serious political theater that is raw and unflinching.
Don't see it if You are ambivalent about homosexuality or homophobic.
See it if you dare witness lgbt hate crime theme w/ nudity up close in a small theater. The experience is intense & abdorbing - kudos to a great cast!
Don't see it if you dislike lgbt theme, violence, nudity & Russian inspired true events - all of which are essential aspects of this well staged 3-act play.