MSU’s School of Film and Photography presents a staged reading of Actually, by Anna Ziegler
At a raucous party during their freshman year at Princeton, Tom and Amber connect in ways that seem innocent enough at first. But as the night heats up, they find themselves in murky territory with ramifications that could affect the rest of their lives. What actually happened between them? When it comes to sex, what is consent and when can it be given? If you don’t remember giving it, does sex become assault?
MSU’s School of Film and Photography presents a staged reading of Anna Ziegler’s play Actually, at the Black Box Theater, Wednesday through Saturday, October 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th at 7:30pm. Cara Wilder directs the 90-minute staged reading which features actors Lauren Eva Lane and Clay King, with lighting and sound design by Kate Cherry.
Tackling the highly charged topic of sexual consent Actually, which debuted Off-Broadway in 2017, is an intimate and surprising drama that explores the intersection of gender and race on college campuses today. Deeply felt, funny and extraordinarily provocative, the play leaves it to the audience to grapple with the gray area of truth, where there are three sides to every story. The Los Angeles Times called the play, “Gripping…the characters are beautifully rendered and complex…destined to trigger discussion,” while Theatremania said Actually is “not to be missed!”
There will be a panel of students and professionals hosting post-show discussion following each performance. This play contains mature situations and is recommended for ages 17+.
Tickets for Actually are $5 for students (with ID), $10 general admission and will be available at the door with no presale or reservations. For more information, please call (406) 994-5883.