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'Good Kids' Takes Frank Look at Teens, Sexuality, Abuse and Society

The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theater will host “Good Kids,” a play by Naomi Iizuka, April 12, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and April 15 at 2 p.m. in Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts building.

“Good Kids” shows what happens when a sexual encounter goes wrong and its public fallout. Social media plays a part in this play about abuse, survivors and bystanders all while questioning who is telling the truth. The play is directed by Dr. Shawna Mefferd Kelty, associate professor of theater. 

“’Good Kids’ isn’t simply a play about sexual assault; it’s a play that raises questions about our culture and how we shape attitudes towards sexuality and gender,” Kelty said. “In the age of technology and social media, live theater gives us the opportunity to have conversations about the issues that are impacting our students and our community.”

The play is co-sponsored by the SUNY Plattsburgh Student Association.

Tickets are $9 for general admission, $6 for faculty, staff, seniors and non-SUNY students, and $3 for SA members.

The production of “Good Kids” is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at SUNY Plattsburgh. This play contains profanity and discusses sexuality, teen alcohol use, rape and sexual violence in a frank manner.

For more information, contact Dwayne T. Butchino, performing arts coordinator for the Department of Theater, at 518-564-2243 or [email protected]

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