The story of abuse portrayed In a Dark Dark House
February 1st, 2011
Omaha, NE – The SkullDuggery Theatre presents a story of sexual abuse in the play In a Dark Dark House this month.
The play, written by Neil Labute, follows the story of two brothers coming to terms with abuse in their past. Andrew McGreevy is the technical director for the SkullDuggery, and an actor in the play. He said tension in the story rises when the two brothers end up in a psychiatric hospital. “These two are not accustomed to being open about their feelings,” he said, “and they are kind of put in the position where the brother could go to jail, and this information about his past is coming out, and he needs his brother tell the truth about what happened to save him.”
Ultimately, as secrets are revealed, one of the brothers chooses to take matters into his own hands and seeks out revenge. “It’s a very suspenseful show,” McGreevy said, and the plot is full of twist and turns.
“That’s also part of the thrill of the show in directing the show and training actors to make sure that every moment is believable and realistic as possible. So people feel like they are a fly on the wall.”
McGreevy said the play is a frank discussion of physical and sexual abuse, and anyone planning to attend under the age of 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The show runs through February 5th at the PS Collective in Benson. Proceeds will go toward the Family Justice Center for abuse victims.
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