'Extremities' to Open at Baylor Theater Feb. 18

Feb. 17, 1997

Extremities, a play by William Mastrosimone, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Feb. 18-22 and at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22-23 in Theater 11 of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center at Baylor University. The presentation is the thesis production for director Christine Henry's masters of fine arts degree.

"I think this is a great play," Henry said. "I think that it makes us face ourselves and our morality without pretense."

Written by Mastrosimone in two days, the play tells the story of woman who is almost raped in her New Jersey farm house. She manages to injure her attacker and is then faced with the dilemma of turning her assailant into the police and facing the chance that he might go free and attack her again or killing her attacker and becoming no better than he is.

Mastrosimone was inspired to write the play by the experiences of a friend who had been raped and had seen her attacker go unpunished. She confided to Mastrosimone that there was one moment when the animal came out in her and she longed to kill her assailant.

The production features Courtney Rickard as Marjorie, Patrick Knauer as Raul, Jami Hradecky as Terry and Stephanie Wells as Patricia.

Tickets to Extremities are $7. For more information, call (817) 755-1865.

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