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November 8, 2005

Birmingham-Southern College Theatre to present “Extremities”

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The College Theatre at Birmingham-Southern College will present William Mastrosimone's “Extremities” Nov. 15-20, for its second line-up of the fall season.

“Extremities” takes a profound look at sexual violence, revenge, and just how far we can be pushed before we respond in a way we may regret. Described as a “white-knuckle psychological thriller,” this intense stage drama has been known to keep audience members riveted.

After a terrifying rape attempt in her own home, the main character, Marjorie, turns the tables on the attacker by subduing him and holding him captive. The rapist then turns into the victim. Her two roommates come home and start to believe his lies about her being the attacker.

According to the American playwright, Mastrosimone, he was inspired to write “Extremities” after a female friend of his was raped and ended up moving out of state because of her difficulties in dealing with her fears. He decided to write a play that might show a different outcome. The play garnered several awards, has run on Broadway, and was made into a 1986 movie starring Farrah Fawcett.

The performance will run November 15-19 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the BSC College Theatre/Theatre One. "Extremities" is recommended for mature audiences.

General tickets are $10; $5 for college students, and are on sale at the College Theatre Box Office. For reservations or for more information, call the Box Office at 205/226-4780.

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