Really Really, a “quick-witted and gripping comic tragedy about ‘Generation Me,’” hits the Gaede Stage Oct. 7. The play contains adult content, including sexual situations and sexual violence.
Director Craig Ellingson noted that, “we are staging this play because it shows the challenges that we all face in life. It is a beginning of a conversation on very personal, difficult subjects.”
In addition to personal choices and individuality, the play includes one perspective regarding sexual assault—the occurrence, those involved, others impacted, and events that may follow. To ensure that those in attendance receive factual, supportive community information, post show panel discussions will be hosted with representation from Fargo Moorhead Rape and Abuse Crisis Center, MSUM Sexual Assault Services, and MSUM Title IX Coordinator. Speakers will answer questions from the audience and address various aspects of sexual assault.
“Sometimes, we go to the theatre to be entertained. Sometimes we go to the theatre to think,” said Denise Gorsline, interim dean of the college of arts, media, and communication. “This production will challenge us to think, and that is an essential element of the arts and being part of a university community.”
Really Really runs Oct. 7 – 10 at 7:30 on the Gaede Stage. The play is rated R and is suitable for mature audiences. Tickets are available at the Box Office and at http://tickets.mnstate.edu.