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Theatre Tricks 

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SVU tries to figure out who was responsible for the real-life rape of an actress during an interactive theater performance that everybody just assumed was part of the show.


Constantine Makris


Dick Wolf (created by), Marygrace O'Shea (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mariska Hargitay ... Olivia Benson
Danny Pino ... Nick Amaro
Kelli Giddish ... Amanda Rollins
Richard Belzer ... John Munch (credit only)
Ice-T ... Odafin Tutuola (as Ice T)
Dann Florek ... Donald Cragen
Stephanie March ... Alexandra Cabot
Jenn Proske ... Meghan Weller
Grant Shaud ... Theatre Critic
Gayle Rankin ... Holly Schneider
Gilbert Gottfried ... Leo Gerber
Adam Driver ... Jason Roberts
Angela Pietropinto ... Estelle Roberts
Jacqueline Hendy Jacqueline Hendy ... Attorney Crane
Fisher Stevens ... Ted Scott


SVU tries to figure out who was responsible for the real-life rape of an actress during an interactive theater performance that everybody just assumed was part of the show.

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Release Date:

11 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Megan tells Liv that the rapist had a hawk mask, but then Liv says to the others that it was a goat mask. See more »


Amanda Rollins: [to Holly] You know, I'm from a small town too. I come up here to the city, I think things are gonna be different, my life's gonna change.
Holly Schneider: You don't get it! You're like Meghan. How long have you been in New York? And you're already a detective? You're just like her. Everything just handed to you. Guys jumping up to help you, nice apartments, upgrades to first-class. All you have to do is show up...
Nick Amaro: And you get the part.
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Interactive avant garde drama
10 January 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I have to say this, the off Broadway theater can be one mighty strange place to be making your living in. Aspiring actress Jenn Proske is appearing in an audience participation play where people simulate sex acts. Only some dude with a goat mask gets up on stage and starts really doing it. I can't quite swallow the premise of this SVU episode where the whole audience doesn't realize they're watching a real live rape in progress.

Proske with some mighty strange people. Her roommate and fellow cast member Gayle Rankin is jealous of her. The director Fisher Stevens especially with this kind of play takes a hands on interest in his company. And Proske has a possessive fan who has bugged her apartment with cameras. Naturally Adam Driver becomes a suspect.

Seeing this story who would want a career in theater?

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