Rachel Bublitz

Writer

Ripped

World Premiere at Z Space. Krystle Piamonte (Lucy) and Edwin Jacobs (Bradley). Photo by Lorenzo Fernandez-Kopec.

Audience
16+
Cast
3; 1 f, 2 m
Runtime
Eighty minutes.
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Lucy goes to college. Lucy brings mace. No need for Lucy to actually use it, right? But something happened that wasn’t supposed to happen. Or did it? Oh well, Lucy must be having that quintessential college experience: drinking, boys, and being completely decimated by the people she trusts.

The genius of “Ripped” is that of all the plays I saw this year, this one kept me questioning my own reactions to it, even six months later. This play—which had a notable reading at Z Space’s 2018 inaugural Problematic Play Festival—invited debate with its daring excavation of the “gray” areas of intent, consent and reliable witness, directed in a taut, compelling production by Lisa Steindler.

The Best Bay Area Theater of 2019 by Nicole Gluckstern on KQED Arts
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