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Theater FCC Bringing Back “Slut: The Play” Due to Popularity

02/26/2016

Due to the popularity and important message of Theater FCC’s fall production “Slut: The Play,” the group will bring back the play for four more shows this month.

The play examines the silencing nature of sexual assault. It tells the story of 16-year-old Joey Del Marco, who is sexually assaulted by three longtime friends during a night out. Through Joey’s story and those of girls in her community, audiences witness the damaging impact of sexual shaming and the importance of being heard.

“This is a critical play as it will allow audience members the space to think more deeply about how our culture treats sexual shaming and assault,” said Tad Janes, Theatre Program Manager.  “While the title of this play may be shocking, it shines a spotlight on the cultural shaming that can cause victims of sexual abuse to blame themselves or remain silent.”

The play is written by Katie Cappiello and developed by The Arts Effect in collaboration with high school students from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. It debuted to sold-out audiences as part of the New York International Fringe Festival and Off-Broadway Encore Series and has toured to great acclaim in a variety of cities such as Los Angeles, New York City, and Fargo, North Dakota.

Theater FCC performed to sold-out audiences when the play was first performed on campus in November 2015.

The spring play will begin at 8 p.m. on March 11, 12, 18, and 19 in the Studio Theater and will be followed by a post-show discussion forum. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.