WokeAF Productions in association with Santa Clara Players present EXTREMITIES by William Mastrosimone, directed by Drew Campbell.
All net proceeds go directly to the YWCA Silicon Valley in support of their work with victims of sexual violence.
Marjorie is home alone when Raul enters through her unlocked door and attempts to attack and rape her. The tables turn when Marjorie is able to subdue Raul and keep him tied up in her fireplace. When Terry and Patricia, Marjorie's roommates, come home, they are shocked and begin discussing how to handle the situation: call the police or take matters into their own hands? Starring Rachael Campbell, Bryan Freeman, Rebecca Soltau, and Dawn Cates.
Extremities runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, July 6th through the 22nd.
Extremities contains adult language and violence, mature audiences only.
Santa Clara Players: Triton Museum - Hall Pavilion 1511 Warburton (rear of grounds), Santa Clara
Extremities is a difficult play to watch. It should be a difficult play to watch.
The phrase "enjoy the show" is often used before a play is presented, we hope you "appreciate" the show.
William Mastrosimone wrote Extremities after meeting a woman he calls "Mary" who'd been brutally beaten and raped the night before. She told him there was a moment during the ordeal that she could have fought back, but was too terrified to do so. She'd wished she had. She said she'd fantasize for the rest of her life what would have happened if she'd fought back.
Mary's attacker was set free for a lack of evidence. This was 1978.
Things aren't any better now;
Low estimate of the number of women, according to the Department of Justice, raped every year: 300,000
Percentage of rapes not reported: 54 percent
A woman’s chance of being raped in the U.S.: 1 in 5
Percentage of rapists who are never incarcerated: 97 percent