What Did Critics Have to Say About The Rape of the Sabine Women?

The Verdict   What Did Critics Have to Say About The Rape of the Sabine Women?
 
Michael Yates Crowley’s play opened September 10 at the Duke on 42nd Street Theater.
Alex Breaux, Doug Harris, Jeena Yi, Andy Lucien, Jeff Biehl, Susannah Perkins, and Eva Kaminsky
Alex Breaux, Doug Harris, Jeena Yi, Andy Lucien, Jeff Biehl, Susannah Perkins, and Eva Kaminsky

The new Michael Yates Crowley play The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias opened September 10 at Off-Broadway’s the Duke at 42nd Street Theater.

Directed by Tyne Rafaeli, associate director of Broadway’s most recent Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I, the cast features Jeff Biehl, Alex Breaux, Chas Carey, Doug Harris, Eva Kaminsky, Andy Lucien, Susannah Perkins, and Jeena Yi. The satire and coming-of-age story addresses rape culture in America.

The play is scheduled for a run through September 23.

Read what critics had to say about the production below.

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

Time Out New York (Helen Shaw)

Playbill will continue to update with incoming published reviews.

Crowley is a member of Ars Nova’s Play Group and a former NYFA Playwriting fellow and member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. The work was developed as part of The Playwrights’ Realm’s Writing Fellowship in the 2014–2015 season and was a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference.

The plot of the story is describes as follows: “When Grace B. Matthias is raped, her world spirals into chaos. Between navigating emotionally unstable guidance counselors, overbearing lawyers, an angry championship football team, and useless Wikipedia answers, Grace tries to make sense of her world anew.”

The production features scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Ásta Bennie Hostetter, sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman, and lighting design by Barbara Samuels; the production stage manager is Chris De Camillis.

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