Arts & Culture

UK Theatre Continues Season With Powerful Production on Rape and its Aftermath

photo of poster art for UK Theatre's "Good Kids"
Naomi Iizuka's "Good Kids" addresses a number of powerful social issues, including sexual assault.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2017) — This February, University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance students return to the stage with performances of "Good Kids." The production will run Feb. 16-19, at the Guignol Theatre.

Naomi Iizuka's "Good Kids" addresses a number of powerful social issues, including sexual assault. Inspired by real events, this production examines the repercussions and rumors that circulate after a high school party where a girl, Chloe, is raped by several football players while passed out drunk. In a world dominated by Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, truth is subject to public scrutiny and interpretation. "Good Kids" is presented in partnership with UK Counseling Center, UK Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center, SPARC (Support|Peer|Activism|Resources|Connection), Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs Inc. and GreenHouse17.

Strong language and sensitive content are used in the production of "Good Kids." Viewer discretion is advised.

"Good Kids" will take the Guignol stage 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 16-18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. Tickets for the production are $15 for general admission and $10 for UK students with a valid ID through the Singletary Center box office. Processing fees will be added to transaction upon purchase. To purchase tickets, contact the box office at 859-257-4929, visit online at or purchase in person during operating hours.

The UK Department of Theatre and Dance at UK College of Fine Arts has played an active role in the performance scene in Central Kentucky for more than 100 years. Students in the program get hands-on training and one-on-one mentorship from the renowned professional theatre faculty. The liberal arts focus of their bachelor's degree program is coupled with ongoing career counseling to ensure a successful transition from campus to professional life.

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