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That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play

Sheila Callaghan

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573696909

"Mind-blowing images and soul-crushing language flowing wildly." - Back Stage

Sheila Callaghan's That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play is a violently funny and disturbing excavation of the dirty corners of our imaginations.

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Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Physical Comedy, Stage Combat

Scene work

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language, Nudity/Partial Nudity

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

Sheila Callaghan is the 2007 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama

A pair of radical feminist ex-strippers scour the country on a murderous rampage against right-wing pro-lifers, blogging about their exploits in gruesome detail. Meanwhile, a scruffy screenwriter named Owen tries to bang out his magnum opus in a hotel room as his best friend Rodney ("The Rod") holds forth on rape and other manly enterprises. When Owen decides to incorporate the strippers into his screenplay, the boundaries of reality begin to blur, and only a visit from Jane Fonda can help keep worlds from blowing apart.

Sheila Callaghan's That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play is a violently funny and disturbing excavation of the dirty corners of our imaginations.

REVIEWS

"Mind-blowing images and soul-crushing language flowing wildly." - Back Stage

"A submersion in the anarchy of ambivalence: variously a rant, a riff, a rumble - about our notions of naturalism, objectification, perversity, and beauty ... There's sass and sarcasm in Callaghan's high-energy punk writing." - John Lahr, The New Yorker

"Raunchy, savvy... the twisted, caffeinated world of the show imagines the collective subconscious of a culture where girls never stiop going wild... [Callaghan] push(es) her audience's buttons with an aggressive treatment of some of the darker corners of the human psyche." - The New York Times


RELATED ARTICLES ON BREAKING CHARACTER 

A Wild Exploration of Sexy: That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play 
by Courtney Kochuba
September 15, 2015

That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play premiered in New York City with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in February of 2009 under the direction of Kip Fagan.

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2m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

CASTING NOTES

That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play was first presented by artistic director David Van Asselt and managing director Sandra Coudert at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York City on February 10, 2009. It was directed by Kip Fagan.

AGNES
VALERIE
RODNEY
OWEN
JANE FONDA / JANE
Author
Sheila Callaghan

Sheila Callaghan

Sheila Callaghan's plays have been produced and developed with Soho Rep, Playwright's Horizons, Yale Rep, South Coast Repertory, Clubbed Thumb, The LARK, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, New Georges, The Flea, Woolly Mammoth, Boston Court, and Rattlestick Playwright's Theatre, among others. Sheila is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award for emerging artists, a Jerome Fellowship from the ... view full profile

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