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Student Body

From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking

About the show

The Flea Theatre presents the world premiere of a new mystery/thriller about ten students trapped together in a storm on one fateful night. More…

Ten students meet as a winter storm approaches to discuss what happened at the party that night. One of them knows, and no one’s leaving until they all figure out what to do about it. By the end of the night, friendships are tested, allegiances change, and choices are made. The right thing to do is hard to figure out. This world premiere production will be directed by Michelle Tattenbaum and will feature the Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea.


Member Reviews (4)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

90
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like tense naturalism. Great use of a big cast, lots of moral dilemmas with a cliff hanger ending. Acting was superb, riveting story.

Don't see it if you don't like intense arguments with some shouting. you don't like big casts. you want something upbeat. you don't want to be challenged.

92
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like to see fantastic acting and writing, you like to discover fantastic writers before they've made it big, you want to think

Don't see it if you want to see a big Broadway musical

97
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense, Masterful

See it if You are interested in the complex meaning of trust and the moral dilemmas we face as humans on a daily basis. The writing was exceptional!

Don't see it if You don't want to stand outside the Flea for 90 minutes after the play talking about your own choices, that's how deeply we related to it!

85
Ambitious, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You like theater that makes you think about serious subjects without taking itself too seriously. Very classical.

Don't see it if You are in the mood for light entertainment.


October 23rd, 2015
"Mr. Winters’s understanding of sexual assault on campuses is not particularly sophisticated. At times, 'Student Body' has the flavor of an After School Special. Many of the arguments and counterarguments will seem familiar. But under Michelle Tattenbaum’s direction, there is truthfulness to the ...
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October 13th, 2015
"'Student Body' is a fast-moving and generally engaging drama of high-tension exchanges by a writer of real talent, but its taut structure wants a little more fleshing out. Still, it's good enough to make me eager to see what he does next."
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October 13th, 2015
"This subject matter is inarguably relevant right now. With instances of sexual abuse on college campuses coming to the forefront of the media, this play is unsettlingly pertinent. The Bats handle this dense, dramatic material gracefully...Winters’ script, though dynamic, is not without issues......
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October 9th, 2015
"Up top, there are some rough patches...Sometimes, the cast feels composed of stereotypes, like the jock, the nerd, or the party girl...'Student Body' does more than just deploy a contemporary issue to theatrical effect—it makes you think carefully about systematic inadequacies and asks you to qu...
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