The Aegis Project 'Extremities' Aims to Raise Rape Awareness at Genesee Center for the Arts

An initiative to raise rape awareness through theatrical productions on college campuses across Western New York makes a one-night only stop in Batavia next week.

Batavia, N.Y., Feb. 8, 2012 — An initiative to raise rape awareness through theatrical productions on college campuses across Western New York makes a one-night only stop in Batavia next week.

The Genesee Center for the Arts and the Aegis Project present William Mastrosimone's severe and enlightening play “Extremities” Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stuart Steiner Theatre at Genesee Community College, One College Rd., Batavia.

“Extremities” examines what happens when somebody tries to take back control of his/her own life in one of the most harrowing situations imaginable. A young woman, Marjorie, is attacked in her home by a would-be rapist, Raul, and manages to turn the tables on him.

Raul convinces Marjorie that there's no evidence that he tried to rape her, so he'll never be convicted. And next time, he'll just come back and make it worse. That's when her roommates come home to discover the attacker bound with cords, belts and other household items. At this point, Marjorie is convinced she will be safe in solidarity with her roommates. But she quickly discovers that is not the case.

Christopher LaBanca, a professional actor from Buffalo, New York and the Aegis Project lead, will bring the production to college campuses across the area, including Genesee Community College.

Tickets are $3 or free to GCC students with identification. Proceeds will benefit the Aegis Project for rape awareness projects. The play is rated “R” for strong sexual situations, language, and violence, and is not be suitable for children under 16.

For ticket information or reservations, contact the Genesee Center for the Arts Box Office at (585) 345-6814, or by email at boxoffice@genesee.edu. The Genesee Center for the Arts Box Office accepts cash, checks and credit cards. For door-to-door directions, sent via email, visit www.genesee.edu.

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