Already closed | 1h 25m | Midtown W


From 82 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent

About the show

Abingdon Theatre Company and The Muse Project present the world premiere of Kim Davies' drama about a reporter who falls prey to the perfect cover story. Inspired by the 'Rolling Stone: A Rape on Campus' scandal. More…

A young journalist is assigned to write an article about sexual assault on college campuses and must find a unique angle that will sell. During her investigation, she encounters a student with a horrific tale. Determined to bring the events to light, this ambitious reporter refuses to let anything stand in her way—including the truth.

1h 25m | Already closed | June Havoc Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (82)


Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent
Avg Score

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Touching, Slow

See it if relevant important topic. Starts as documentary but gets a lot more personal. Good enough showing of different perspectives. Could go deeper

Don't see it if uneven acting. Maybe a little too polished for a very rough edged subject.

Interesting, Informative, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You're interested in shows focusing on topical true life stories. It's a relevant informative and important story to tell.

Don't see it if The material is a bit dry and slow at times.

Relevant, Original, Intelligent, Edgy, Intense

See it if You want to learn more about the issues of campus rape and journalistic ethics. You like seeing the perspectives from well acted characters

Don't see it if The subject material doesn't interest you.

Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You care to think about how difficult humans make life.

Don't see it if You are bothered by rape and frank language of suffering women.

Great writing, Compelling, Upsetting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you're interested in a really well-written, probing, incisive play about rape on college campuses.

Don't see it if a production that doesn't quite rise to the quality level of the script would frustrate you.

Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You want a play about issues that presents various shadings of opinions w/out being preachy.You want a play about the ethics of storytelling

Don't see it if You don't want to see a show about an uncomfortable subject. You want a comedy.

Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you're interested in true stories or media criticism, or you appreciate shedding light on issues of sexual assault.

Don't see it if you're looking for a fantastical tale. This is a very real story about a not-so-pleasant--but important--issue.

Slow, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy a talky slow-paced show that runs 2 hours with NO intermission. Needs major cuts.

Don't see it if You need to use the bathroom, as I don't think they'll let you back in if you can't sit for 2 hours straight with no break.

Disappointing, Slow

See it if I don't see a lot of "broadway" shows because I like when chances are taken. There were no chances taken here. This play is awful in every

Don't see it if way. There is no way anyone can like this show. I am mad at the Flea theater for sending me an email to recommend it.

Topical, Confusing, Disturbing, Great acting

See it if Well acted w/ slick production values, but the important message about what constitutes rape rendered unnecc ambiguous by incoherent script.

Don't see it if subject matter bothers you or you're bored by slow action w/ lots of exposition. Reporter wasn't v. good at her job; works against message.

Disappointing, Slow, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if Good sets. The male lead was able to show us even good, well-meaning people are unable to tell when no means no. "Christina" was very good.

Don't see it if You want to believe your leading lady. If you want to feel that everyone is in the same play.

Relevant, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in examining women issues and you like plays which addreess them head on, or you are interested in journalism.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with talk about rape and not interested in college life.

Absorbing, Relevant

See it if like good acting, interesting staging and topical issues. Good until the end, then it left me a little unsatisfied. Still worthwile.

Don't see it if you want a feel good play that doesn't make you think.

Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Riveting, Original

See it if you like intense, touching drama, investigation into controversial issues, subjects which reflect issues in your past. Women's issues

Don't see it if you don't like intense drama,topics which might delve into unpleasant experiences from your college life.

Intense, Profound, Relevant

See it if you like a play that brings awareness to campus rape while raising ethical questions about journalists.Jocelyn Kuritsky is outstanding!

Don't see it if you are not ready for a complex, emotional,and ambiguous play.

Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you think you already know all about campus rape--you don't

Don't see it if you can't stand having your preconceived notions shaken up.

Ambitious, Serious topic, Relevant, Pedantic, Stilted

See it if it is a very important topic and college sexual assaults need to be recognized. good discussion starter with young adults. good acting

Don't see it if it has no dramatic arc, you do not get emotionally connected to any character. i felt distanced and like a rehash of true events

Relevant, Thought-provoking, Uneven, Slow

See it if you're interested in the exploration of campus rape and investigative reporting ethics as a dramatic subject

Don't see it if you're expecting a satisfying theatrical experience

Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Current issues

Don't see it if Uncomfortable with rape

Relevant, Thought-provoking, Original, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You are open to understanding the need to tell the story and the fear of the victim having it told

Don't see it if You have trouble hearinf about rape

Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Ambitious, Nuanced

See it if you'd like a nuanced view of rape. No victim-blaming or easy answers.

Don't see it if watching people break down telling stories of rape will bother you. The actors made it feel real.

Cliched, Intelligent, Original, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like theater that makes you face the issues of the moment and really think; if you are interested in up-and-coming playwrights

Don't see it if you require impeccable staging and acting (it's a bit forced at times); if you're looking for a night of light theater--this is pretty heavy

Profound, Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if You like a lot of talk, not much story and a super challenging issue (college campus rape) to stage; well cast; decent acting

Don't see it if You want to be entertained, you don't like slow moving shows; you don't like highly sensitive topics

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you were fascinated/disgusted/shocked by the Rolling Stone's infamous retraction of a story on college rape culture -this brilliantly probes

Don't see it if you want something fun and light and cheery

Resonant, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You like to see plays that are informative on current topics.

Don't see it if You prefer light entertainment or are offended by the subject of rape.

June 23rd, 2016
"An absorbing if somewhat unfocused drama...At its best and most sophisticated when it examines the attraction that extreme and graphic reports of sexual assault hold, as opposed to blurrier, more commonplace narratives...The play is less adept in clarifying its own story...The ways that it entwi...
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June 24th, 2016
"Writing about real tragedy has its dangers...The savvy playwright Kim Davies comes to 'Stet' fully aware of the pitfalls ahead. She points to them, skirts them, but her caution has its costs...'Stet' is an Ibsenite problem-drama, and Davies's world seems correspondingly, even appropriately, thin...
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June 23rd, 2016
"While there are enough ethical dilemmas in 'Stet' to chew on for several lifetimes, there is nothing innately theatrical about the play that requires it live on a stage...We may pride ourselves on our depth of empathy as individuals who would choose to attend a play that deals with the difficult...
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June 27th, 2016
“'Stet' is a slippery piece of work, so narrowly conceived that much of the time one hardly knows what to think--or, for that matter, where the play is headed...In any case, Speciale's production has a lot going for it, beginning with Kuritsky...In the end, ‘Stet’ suffers from comparisons to its ...
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