Box Office

Content Advisory

The School of Drama now provides content advisories for its season of plays.  If you choose to read the advisories below, please be aware that it may reveal elements of the plot prior to viewing.  While the school does not have a policy on admission for children, parents are urged to use their own discretion when considering what is appropriate.

For any questions regarding content advisories, please email Maria Stoy, Box Office Manager at mstoy@andrew.cmu.edu.

Nathasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Content Advisory

  • Replica, non-firing guns
  • Character allude to to depression and suicidal thoughts
  • A character ingests poison
  • The derogatory slur “gypsy” is used multiple times

Sensory Advisory

  • Strobe light
  • Theatrical haze
  • Sudden loud noises

Preludes

Content Advisory

Preludes explores themes related to mental health and contains particular references to depression, trauma, self-hatred, and suicide.

A replica, non-firing gun is used onstage. 

There is strong language, substance use, the depiction of drunkenness, and reference to mind-altering drugs. 

A relationship between first cousins, which began when they were children, is part of the plot.

Sensory Advisory

  • Strobe/flashing light
  • “Blinders” (very bright lights)
  • Theatrical haze
  • Loud, cacophonous noises

NEW WORKS

Vice Wheels

Content Advisory

Strong language

Racial slurs (including the N-word) 

Mentions racial injustice

Discussion of sexual content and sex addictions

Discussions of violence

Depictions of alcohol addiction, substance use and abuse, depiction of drunkness.

 

차’nt

Health & Sensory Advisory

Close proximity to performers 

Audience participation

Suddenly, loud sounds

 

The Real Girls

Content Advisory

Misogyny

Body shaming

Harsh language

Struggles with mental illness

A mental breakdown

Death

Mentions of:

Grooming/predatory sexual behavior towards minors

Substance abuse

Mental illness

(depression, anxiety, disordered eating)

Body dysmorphia

Gun violence

Sensory Advisory

Sudden loud noises (ie. megaphone siren, clapper, drum, music, shouting) 

Power/Trip

The play contains discussions of American political history, Christianity, and nationalism throughout. The text briefly alludes to domestic abuse, alcohol abuse/addiction, recreational drug use, and suicidal ideation, all through poetic, abstract language.  It also depicts sudden displays of aggression in a rehearsal room setting, brief hand-to-hand combat, and a graphic murder with blood.

Love and Information

The play is a series of short scenes, some of which depict the possibility of sexual violence and torture as well as situations regarding grief and loss.

The Adrienne Kennedy Plays

Content Advisory

The Adrienne Kennedy Plays contain discussion, description, and depiction of segregation and racial violence. Strong racial language is used, including the use of the N-word. Suicide is discussed. Medical conditions and procedures, including coma and miscarriage, are presented.

Sensory Advisory

  • Strobe light
  • Theatrical haze
  • Sudden loud noises
  • Sound of gunshots

Woyzeck

Content Advisory

This production contains explicit references to mental health, homophobic slurs, medical experiments, and physical abuse. As well as, depictions of classism, racism, misogyny, and physical violence. This production culminates with an act of stylized femicide.

Sensory Advisory

  • Theatrical haze
  • Flashing lights
  • “Blinders” (very bright lights)
  • Sudden loud noises

A Hit Dog Will Holler

Content Advisory

The play refers by name to Black victims of racial violence and confederate monuments, and includes strong language and references to prescription and recreational drug use and abuse. Racially sensitive historic media is shown throughout.

Sensory Advisory

  • Strobe light
  • Theatrical haze
  • “Blinders” (very bright lights)
  • Sudden loud noises

Athena

Content Advisory

Discussions of sexual experiences, underage drinking to the point of alcohol poisoning, theatrical swordplay.

Sensory Advisory

  • Theatrical haze
  • “Blinders” (very bright lights)
  • Sudden loud screams
  • Loud buzzer sounds

the end is future is now

Content Advisory

The play contains depictions of domestic violence, police brutality including gas bombs, death, and mentions of suicide, sexual content, sexual assault, and gun violence.

Sensory Advisory

  • Theatrical haze
  • Brief instances of sudden loud noise

Cinzano

Content Advisory

  • Substance use and abuse (smoking, heavy drinking)
  • Depiction of drunkenness
  • Discussion of death and dying
  • Strong language and profanity throughout
  • Brief suggestive language

Sensory Advisory

  • Loud noises throughout