Beneath its suspenseful, high-stakes surface, Stephen Belber's 1999 drama examines questions of motive, memory, truth, and perception. More…
From the show:
Tape is a 1999 play by Stephen Belber.
It follows classical unities of action, time and space, featuring three characters in a single plot regarding their differing perspectives of past events, in one unbroken period of real-time, in a single motel room set.
See it if Compromise rating. Nice tale that had to be told. Loved the thinking re: the scene To each viewer it could mean so much..
Don't see it if One questions some of the acting and the thinking re: THE INCIDENT
See it if you like absurd relationships that people maintain where one is a happy loser, one is getting a career step forward and one plays them both.
Don't see it if you want clarity: setting is today (video at end is dated 2010/ten years ago) but old cassette tape recorder and outdated phone are props.
See it if interested in how 3 people, one time high school friends, differently experience a long ago occurrence; small doses of humor
Don't see it if you're looking for characters you care about; uneven acting; I know there must be a reason for Amy's ridiculous wardrobe but it eludes me.
See it if you want to see a play where three former classmates discuss an incident that happened 10 years ago
Don't see it if You are going to be bothered by costume, props and a set that doesn’t make sense
See it if you want to see a play that deals (not very subtly) with the subtlies of acquantance rape and screwed up relationships
Don't see it if you want to see great acting. Except for Leila Berkane's "Amy", the lack of experience showed. A few important staging errors
See it if you like plays that focus on characters traits, motives & interactions, the topic of sexual violence & good acting.
Don't see it if you dislike characters repeatedly arguing, whose motivations, in one case, are not realistic & a "message" that is unclear.
See it if you want to see a play that deals with possible sex abuse and long kept feelings that can fester over time.
Don't see it if you want to see a play that is tightly directed and where the dialogue moves along.
See it if you want to see a short play with an intriguing theme and some good moments.
Don't see it if you want a high-quality production. Character development is minimal; some character decisions have no rationale; acting is inconsistent.
See it if you want to see a fantastic and interesting play that reflects different late 90s sensibilities and concerns. Like well done characters
Don't see it if mind a weak production with some below average performances and strange design decisions in all aspects of the production.
See it if I never saw the film (or don't remember it) but StephenBelber's script seems more suited to the Stage than the Big Screen so fans might like
Don't see it if If U prefer large cast shows (only 3 here) or grow weary of watchin a director trying to maneuver actors in a tiny space strewn w/ beer cans
See it if There's something here, but it isn't quite ready for primetime. It's not bad, but you probably don't need to see it.
Don't see it if It features a cassette tape purchased at K-Mart as a plot point & is set in 2020, so it takes a lot of suspension of disbelief.
See it if If costuming is your thing (no, not the cover photo). I'm talking about Asst. DA's totally inappropriate outfit, especially the shoes.
Don't see it if You're looking for motivation, meaning or mystery. Or why these three characters would have anything in common.
See it if If you enjoy the elements of a whodunit with variables of intrigue.You never know where you are being taken with the characters.I found myse
Don't see it if If you want an elaborate production with known celebs or a fantastic set design.Just a small intimate setting.
See it if You like to see plays that don’t adhere to stereotypes.
Don't see it if You have no interest in plays that deal with millennial topics such as date rape and drug & alcohol addiction and female empowerment.
See it if You would enjoy and appreciate a dark comedy based around the very serious topic of sexual assault.
Don't see it if You are sensitive to themes of alcohol, drug abuse or sex abuse.
See it if A unique take on sexual assault Interesting characters trying to figure out who they are
Don't see it if Strong acting from all characters A story that makes complete sense (though still enjoyable)
See it if you want to observe poor acting skills. you like personal contrived drama
Don't see it if you don't like seeing poor acting skills displayed, or Clumsy direction. yo0u don't want to see a Protagonist as vapid.
See it if Thought provoking play written in the 1990’s but is still very relevant today. The cast did a wonderful job of keeping the audience engaged.
Don't see it if You have triggers about sexual assault. Your expecting an elaborate set. This play has three actors and is all about an interesting story.