By Jenny Remy
Eighteen, 2, Twenty-Four is a theatrical production depicting the multiple ways that rape and rape culture affect the lives of college students. Rape culture is the widespread misconception that sexual violence is a normal, inevitable part of our society.
Examples of rape culture include an emphasis on teaching women how to prevent being raped, victim-blaming, a lack of discussion regarding consent and healthy sexual relationships, and the mistaken belief that only women can be sexually assaulted.
Rape culture is not simply an issue for women, it’s an issue for all and it infiltrates our lives. The show was written by University of Tulsa students and alumni.
Performances of Eighteen, 2, Twenty-Four will be on February 21st and 22nd at 7:30 pm in the Meinig Recital Hall of the Lorton Performance Center. Additionally, there will be a matinee performance at 2:00pm on February 23rd with limited seating available.
Tickets are five dollars and all proceeds benefit Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS)/Call Rape. The DVIS/Call Rape mission is to rebuild lives affected by domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy, shelter, counseling and education.
Additionally, cookie sales before all three performances of Eighteen, 2, Twenty-Four benefit the Women in Recovery program in Tulsa. The Women in Recovery program offers an alternative to incarceration for women with non-violent offenses and substance abuse problems.
Tickets can be purchased at the door before the show or in the Allen Chapman Activity Center (ACAC) from 11:00 am-1:00 pm on February 19th through February 21st, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Only cash will be accepted.
We recommend that tickets be bought in advance to ensure admission.