New Play Addresses Date RapeHow could "no" be interpreted in more than one way? That's the question a new play about date rape tries to answer.
By: Renee Chmiel, WDAZ
How could "no" be interpreted in more than one way? That's the question a new play about date rape called "Look Away" tries to answer.
In the play, two people are on a date and they're drinking. Even though the woman says no, she's raped. Two people who know the couple but were not with them at the time talk about what happened that night. They have different ideas of what they think happened. They rewind back to the date and watch parts of it again to see what really happened. They look at what went wrong and how the word "no" could have been misinterpreted.
"It ends up amounting to a he said-she said kind of a situation afterwards, and I was thinking about what would it be like if we had been there," said Playwright Kathy Coudle-King.
"For the audience we want it to be a little uncomfortable so people think about what's going on in the situation," said Director Larisa Netterlund.
The UND Women's Center presented the play this month because April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.