Really, Really, an Off-Broadway hit in 2013,will be presented by the Back Stage Theater Company at Farmingdale State College on the following dates in March: 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 8 p.m. The show will be staged in the Little Theater in Roosevelt Hall. Tickets are priced at $10 for general admission, and $5 for senior citizens and non-FSC students. Tickets are available one half-hour before the show begins.
Twenty-eight-year-old playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo wrote Really, Really, and for his work he received the Helen Hayes New Playwright Award, and the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play.
The play – which takes place in a college environment - focuses on the morning after a beer bash, and the aftermath of conflicting stories about who did what to whom. Did a date rape take place, or was the sexual encounter consensual? Colaizzo sets it up so that the fog of the event causes people to immediately take sides with either the guy, Davis, or the girl, Leigh. When sexual politics and class warfare take over the conversation, the truth becomes even more obscured.
The Back Stage Theater Company is a student-run performing arts club on the Farmingdale campus.