MS 499: Advertising and the Social Construction of Gender

theoretically productions · Ages 13+ · United States of America

world premiere
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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 10, 2023
tagged as: satirical · insightful · clever · funny
Hilarious, insightful deconstruction of gender roles in advertising. The cast was stellar across the board!... full review
ELIZABETH YARWOOD certified reviewer August 17, 2023
The play was thought-provoking, funny, and so very clever! The dialogue was expertly written. Each scene was thoughtfully crafted and intentional in its message. The transitions from scene to scene were seamless! Wonderfully written, performed, and realized! Congrats to all involved!!... full review
V S certified reviewer July 29, 2023
tagged as: cultural · clever · unique · Positive · entertaining · funny
The show was flowing from the beginning with a quite unique well written script and an incredibly talented crew. It made its points clear, intelligently put and mostly hilarious. I was entertained from the beginning to the end, I hope to see more!... full review
EDWARD CLIFT certified reviewer July 22, 2023
tagged as: experimental · Edifying
This is one advanced seminar that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Who would have thought there would be so much drama in a college classroom? Not since School of Rock plumbed the academic codes of high school has the educational process itself been interrogated with so much humor and sense of transcendent possibility. It is a thoroughly inventive play with a refreshing mix of voices that emphasizes dialectic over the didactic when it comes to thinking about critical contemporary issues.... full review
PAOLA FERNANDEZ certified reviewer July 17, 2023
Congratulatiosn on this amazing and truly original performance. It takes you on a hysterical journey through history on the construction of gender roles in the media. The actors were fantastic! and the audience was engaged the entire performance! ... full review
RAIDA GATTEN certified reviewer July 18, 2023
tagged as: advertising · college · gender roles
What a fun way to learn about gender role issues, race, and the struggles of teachers (and students!) in today’s college classrooms. It was a little over one hour of comedy relief where we could all experience some historical truths - the good, the bad, and the ugly, without anger and hatefulness. If only there was more of this! ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer July 16, 2023
MS 499: Advertising and the Social Construction of Gender is a comic and compelling tour de force. Nicole Keating, writer/director, has creatively crafted a 75-minute play that is in a league of its own. The show covers profound topics such as media representation and diversity in both current and historical contexts. The flawless cast manages to maintain an upbeat and humorous pace overall, and smartly plays reflective and nuanced moments with care. With an unforgettable production and a riveting script, the audience walks away realizing what they rarely teach you in school: true originality garners an A+. Lesson learned. ... full review
KATHRYN HAGEN certified reviewer July 14, 2023
This play lives up to all the intriguing adjectives used to describe it. It is funny yet educational, imaginative yet factual, informative yet wildly entertaining, provocative but gently so. The cast is perfect in each of their roles, and their use of amusing body language is as important as their flawless delivery of intelligent dialogue. The classroom setting with a pleasing variety of students only adds to the fun. The inclusion of vintage advertising images adds an hilarious subtext. I highly recommend this play and trust that it will find additional opportunities for production. ... full review
REUBEN ELLIS certified reviewer July 13, 2023
tagged as: sharp-edged · smart · wildly funny
I enjoyed Advertising more than anything else I saw all season--what a wide-ranging, smart, and incisive look at power and gender! And that is not to even emphasize that it was wildly and painfully funny. For those of us who teach in higher education--or at least for me--it was both a hilarious cautionary and an inspiring motivator. Wonderful work!... full review
ANNA LEIKER certified reviewer July 13, 2023
tagged as: educational · witty
What a delightful and witty play with a very timely narrative. I had a great time laughing, learning and relating to the show!!!! The writing of the script is superb! The cast, crew and plot worked so well together to have a compelling deliverance. It's amazing how the actors remembered not very easy terms and lines (especially the lead "professor" of the course). Congratulations to the whole team working on this show!... full review