Hush: A Play About the Complexities of Date Rape

by  Laura Gagliano

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 3f, 3m or f

Sara and John have noticed a drastic change in their good friend, Kim. She not only refuses to talk about the problem, she's pushing everyone away from her. Despite this, Sara and John stick by her, and finally, she confides in Sara: Kim's boyfriend Rob has sexually assaulted her.

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Hush: A Play About the Complexities of Date Rape

by  Laura Gagliano

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Hush: A Play About the Complexities of Date Rape

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 3f, 3m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Sara and John have noticed a drastic change in their good friend, Kim - one day she's fine, then for weeks she's completely withdrawn. She not only refuses to talk about the problem, she's pushing everyone away from her. Despite this, Sara and John stick by her, and finally, she confides in Sara: Kim's boyfriend Rob has sexually assaulted her. We are witness to Kim's struggle toward recovery. We eventually see her recover from a near-fatal end, and her return to life through the help of her friends and a caring counselor. The play is largely about the victim, but it is also about the victimizer. Rob is not made out to be the villain, but a real person with problems of his own. We come to understand his confusion and frustration with sexuality, and feel his sense of loss when he becomes exiled from his friends. Because of this unique play, we can understand all sides of the problem.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

2m, 3f, 3m or f
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Casting Notes

Some parts are voice-only

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Authors

Laura Gagliano

Laura Gagliano

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