Friday, November 19, 2010

Welcome to Theatre Exile's 'That Pretty Pretty Blog'

Ever since we started working on That Pretty Pretty; or, the rape play by Sheila Callaghan, we can't stop talking about it. And we want you to be part of that conversation.

Over the next few weeks, we'll be posting thoughts from the cast, director, production team, and Exile staff. We also invite you, dear audience, to use the comments function to let us know what you think. Feel free to share your opinions and even ask us questions--we'll respond. After all, what better way to talk about a play whose author cites her inspiration as "the psychic runoff of surfing the internet" than online?

Production Dramaturg and the Jane Fonda of That Pretty Pretty Blog


  1. I know I'm excited about the conversations this show will evoke. (Or provoke?) I'll add my two cents, as many of our cast, design team, and staff plan to do, so that our friends in Exile can have the richest possible experience of this play.

    -Tenley, External Relations Director

  2. I sat through about 85 mins of the play and it was NOthing but woman-hatred. IF there was something redeeming, or some message in the end of the play, which by the way, i walked in on, it would not justify the HATRED and torture of the women. And to show what theatre exile really intends, the man who did the q an a after the play referred to women as girls, and expressed no apology, only mocking, when i pointed it out. This is nothign but encouraging violence against women, as if we need more. You should be prosecuted for this as a hate crime, and i will see what i can do about that.

  3. Just to clarify, the above commenter was under the mistaken impression that Allen, who was playing the role of Owen, was actually the playwright. Having left and returned, she was unaware that the final q&a scene of the play was actually still part of the play. See Allen's above post for his experience of the performance.

  4. awesome idea to have this blog!

  5. It's impossible to be shocked. We live in a world of child soldiers, genital mutilation and crushing poverty. And that's just what's on Oprah. As long as we as audience get to sit, and watch, and judge, the play is at best a clarification, and at worst, more masturbation. You can't be more real than real.