The Lenfest Center for the Arts
Contemporary Play Reading Series: Really Really By Paul Downs Colaizzo
There are so many creative and talented playwrights today that it is not possible to fully produce all the plays we want to share with you. To assure we are fully representing the wide variety of dramatic literature currently available, we are producing a series of play readings. A stage reading focuses just on the play and its dialogue, resulting in an intimate, bare-bones theater experience. Our contemporary plays this season are a range of important and cutting edge works. After every reading, the audience is invited to join a talk-back discussion with the performers and director.
In the reading on Really Really, the setting is simple: two student apartments on a small, elite liberal arts college campus, one for a group of nearly stellar female students, and the other for their friends - several men on the school’s rugby team.
It is a play of sexual tension and politics, rape and deception; a vicious story of the haves and have-nots who attend this sort of college.
Some contain mature content; parental judgement may be required.