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Prurience

From 14 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Edgy

About the show

This playful, immersive look at how sex and pornography are consumed makes its US debut at Works & Process at the Guggenheim following a successful run at the Southbank Centre in London. More…

Created by British writer-performer Christopher Green after interviewing neuroscientists, sociologists, addiction experts, and therapists, 'Prurience'  invites audiences to attend a fictional self-help group. Through increasingly distorting layers of reality and theatricality, the play forces you to consider if society is in the grip of an actual addiction or a moral panic. Expect witty observations, and surprises.


Member Reviews (14)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Edgy

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Excruciating, Indulgent, Edgy, Exhausting, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy "audience as actors." You like super experimental theater and want to be INVOLVED in the show.

Don't see it if You don't like excruciating moments of just waiting because an audience member has to step up and do something. See below for more.

Also This was one of the worst things I've ever attended. The planted actor... Read more Read less


March 21st, 2018
"A tricky, mutable, overstuffed performance piece...A few too many forms and subjects...It felt usefully uncomfortable to listen to real people sharing their own stories and a lot more comfortable and less useful to hear actors recite monologues. The actors’ content was more extreme — borderline ...
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March 21st, 2018
"The structure and illusion doesn't always hold. It's not that the subject matter is uncomfortable. It's that the presentation of it is awkward and annoying in its lack of truth. The sad punch line is that no one gets any help. In that way there is no drama. Only emotional presentation. There are...
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July 20th, 2017
for a previous production "Christopher Green's sly self-help satire...It's a neat spoof of support groups – those cults of lukewarm psychobabble...What, Green makes you ask, is genuine here? What's constructed? 'Prurience' plays with that and if, at first, the glitch from participatory event to scripted play feels like a ...
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July 20th, 2017
for a previous production "It’s often very funny and genuinely discomforting, largely because the dramaturgy is much sharper and tighter. It immediately solves the crucial central problem of so much immersive theatre in justifying our presence in the piece...'Prurience' doesn’t entirely succeed in keeping all the balls in...
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Cast & Creatives (3)