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One night, four close friends, alcohol and flirtation

The professional theatre company Equalogy will present an interactive play called “One Night” on Thursday, Oct. 21 in Albright Auditorium. Reviews have called the play “humorous, at times dramatically intense, but never boring.”

The plot centers around one night, four close friends, alcohol, flirtation—and a conflicting story. Find out what happens when one friend accused another friend of raping her. Who is telling the truth? The program defines rape in the eyes of the law, as well as examining such issues as date rape drugs, medical and legal issues and community resources.

The performance will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, in Albright Auditorium.

Here’s the scoop on interactive theater—the audience can talk to the characters and ask them questions to discover more about their motives, opinions and beliefs.

Here’s what some student audiences have said:

“You’ve come as close to reality as possible. Believe me, I’ve been through it, it really hit home.”

“It was definitely a real life situation. I actually believed the characters and felt their feelings.”

Some interesting facts:
Acquaintance rape is more common than left-handedness, heart attacks or alcoholism.

One in four women will be a victim of rape in their lifetimes; 90 percent know their attackers.

In a study of college men, 35 percent said they would commit a violent rape again a woman who had rebuffed them, if they were assured of getting away with it.