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How to Defend Yourself

Liz Lauren

When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 23 2020
Phone: 773-871-3000
Price: Previews 1/24-1/30, $25-$50; regular run 1/31-2/23, $31-$65
Liliana Padilla's play follows what happens to seven college students who gather for a DIY self-defense course after a sorority member is raped, and unleash unexpected reservoirs of rage, confusion, trauma, and desire. Marti Lyons directs this co-world premiere with Actors Theatre of Louisville. The play was developed in part through the Victory Gardens Ignition Festival of New Plays. There are Word for Word (open captioning) performances Friday, February 7 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, February 8 at 3 PM, and Wednesday, February 12 at 2 PM. An ASL interpreted performance is Friday, February 7 at 7:30 PM. Performances with audio description/touch tour take place Friday, February 7 at 7:30 PM (touch tour at 6 PM) and Sunday, February 16 at 3 PM (touch tour at 1:30 PM).
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