Recognize Theatre and MCS Theatre present:
Sarah Raimondi, Kristin Heckler, Pauline Sherrow
and Jacob Sebastian Phillips
Montgomery Theater, PA
EXPOSED is a devised theater piece inspired by true events. Lauren, a college freshman, chooses to do adult films to pay for her tuition. When Lauren's secret is discovered, she is bombarded with harassment from fellow students, social media and talk show hosts. She defends all of these criticisms with grace and intelligence, but are the consequences worth it?
The script was created through improvisation, original dialogue, text and audio from interviews, blog posts and tweets. Naturalistic scenes, centering on a familiar coming of age story, juxtapose choreographed pornography scenes.
'The story would not have been told as perfectly as it was without a stellar cast and crew. Sarah Raimondi, Jacob Sebastian Phillips and Pauline Sherrow bring this story - created with texts and interviews from actual female porn stars - to life in a variety of forms: from demonstrations of the situations Scarlett finds herself in, to the consequences of her actions, there is so much depth to this show because of the multi-talented cast on that stage.’
- Broadway World
'Sarah Raimondi as Lauren/Scarlett drives the show with both honesty and vulnerability. In her journey, we see Lauren’s growth and ownership of who she is both as a person and performer. Ms. Raimondi never shies away from letting Lauren be seen not only as a hero but also as a young person that is open to feeling pain and regret.’
- New York Theater Review
'Raimondi brings us on Lauren’s journey and is believable every step of the way. She brings youth, vulnerability, innocence and is like an onion as she peels away the layers to expose her soul.’
- Times Square Chronicles
'Raimondi’s turbo-charged effervescence gives way to an incredibly nuanced, powerful performance wherein we see Lauren’s journey up close and personal.’
- Onstage Blog - New York City
'Raimondi is radiant. She captures both the giddiness Lauren finds as she pursues her unorthodox dream, and her deflation when the downside of her choice becomes clear.’
- Theater Scene - New York City
'Raimondi’s fascination with erotica is genuine, and her recognition of the damage that her life sustains is heart-wrenching.’
-Theater Is Easy - New York City
'Sarah Raimondi gives a subtle, brave & incredibly textured performance, a sleight of hand bit of magic, so in the moment, that one doesn't realize the full experiential arc she's run - from randy teenager to naive, financially oppressed co-ed to disillusioned adult - until one hears her voice replayed at the end. It's an impressive turn.'
- Show Score - New York City
'Raimondi fully embodies her character and her subtle mannerisms evoke the turbulent thoughts and conflicts that plague her character throughout the performance.'
- Washington Square News - New York City
'The Montgomery Theatre has chosen well with Mary's Wedding. It's a humble but worthy rendition of an accomplished play, with two attractive actors, Sean Close as Charlie, Sarah Raimondi as Mary.
-The Philadelphia Inquirer
'Raimondi matches Close, kinetic, determined, a woman-girl. She runs around the stage a lot, expanding our sense of its size and extent. She also speaks in the poetry of unadorned language: Faced with the waste of war, she can say only, 'all those arms and voices.''
- The Philadelphia Inquirer
Handle with Care
Montgomery Theater, PA
Ayelet (Fluent Hebrew)
'Raimondi and Bernstein are outstanding, she the strong young Israeli woman, he as the conflicted young man who is dealing with his own loss and his own identity. It is a joy to watch them.'
- Digital First Media - Philadelphia
Handle With Care