Extremities

by  William Mastrosimone

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1m, 3f

This incredibly gripping drama portrays the act of rape and its aftermath as the victim turns the tables on her attacker, reaching a climax of fever pitch suspense.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 3f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Marjorie is home alone when Raul enters through her unlocked door and attempts to attack and rape her. The tables turn when Marjorie is able to subdue Raul and keep him tied up in her fireplace. When Terry and Patricia, Marjorie's roommates, come home, they are shocked and begin discussing how to handle the situation: call the police or take matters into their own hands?
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"A good, jolting evening." - N.Y. Daily News

"A white knuckle psychological thriller." - USA Today

"...its emotional heft can't be denied." - Star Tribune

"It is hard to imagine anyone unmoved...or unshaken by the tough questions the play raises." - Talkin' Broadway 

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: The living room of an old farmhouse in-between Trenton and Princeton, NJ.

Casting

1m, 3f
MARJORIE
RAUL
TERRY
PATRICIA 
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Authors

William Mastrosimone

William Mastrosimone is an American playwright and screenwriter from Trenton, New Jersey. He attended high school at The Pennington School and received a graduate degree in playwriting from Mason Gross School of the Arts, a part of Rutgers University. His plays include The Woolgatherer, Extremities, Shivaree, and Cat’s ...

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Extremities premiered at the Rutgers Theatre Company in New Brunswick, NJ in July of 1980 under the direction of John Bettenbender.

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