In this new drama, cult leader Mama Pearl, fearing she’s losing control of her flock, prophesizes the second coming of their Goddess. Now she’ll do anything to make her prophesy a reality. More…
'The Cult Play' follows Mama Pearl, an enigmatic woman with alleged powers and leader of a secretive Goddess worshiping religious group, The Soul Scouts. As Mama attempts to retain control of her followers after the defection of a longtime member, the Scouts each find themselves exploring the boundaries of their faith. When Mae, a rebellious new recruit, introduces The Soul Scouts to social media, she inadvertently triggers a series of events that could end Mama Pearl's great vision of the future.
See it if you want to see an engaging, smart piece of theatre in a wonderfully designed intimate space, great storytelling overall, unique play
Don't see it if you are triggered by violence or sexual assault, there is no nudity or anything too shocking but there are themes that could be triggering
See it if You're interested in cults. I thought it did a really good job of exploring how seemingly rational people could join one.
Don't see it if You dislike intense subject matter, which is amplified by the small space.
See it if you're interested in the ways mental illness and trauma bring people together to meet their needs for belonging and safety.
Don't see it if you're likely to be triggered by staged violence or portrayals of emotional abuse or neglect.