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Off to the Theater

March 19, 2012

 A few Fridays ago I went out to see a play with a some friends at The Signature Theater in Arlington. The play was called Really Really, and I really (really) didn’t know what the play was going to be about and didn’t research it before we went. My friend just said that it was going to be a funny play about college kids. Well, it was a funny play about college kids at first until we learn in the second act that one of the girls alleges that one of the boys raped her the night before. So needless to say it got pretty serious pretty quick. I think the play did a pretty (really?) good job showing how it’s difficult to tell what really happened in a situation like that. (The boy denied he raped her and said he didn’t remember anything).

But because I am a social worker and have worked with survivors of sexual assault, I encourage any of you who have friends, family members, or anyone who says they have been raped to do two things. 1) Believe them (even if you aren’t sure you do) and 2) Give them a number to a sexual assault hotline. I guess this post just got really serious, too. Forgive me for getting you into a serious mood on a Monday, but this issue deserves a serious tone. If you are interested in volunteering with a sexual assault hotline (I do it every other Monday for a few hours), and I know that Fairfax County is looking for more volunteers!

Blouse & Trench: Old Navy, Pants: H&M, Wedges: Payless, Scarf: World Market, Glasses: ZenniOptical, Earrings: Unique

Anywho, let’s talk about what I wore to the play! I know that theaters can be kind of chilly so I opted for long pants and a long sleeved shirt. I brought my trench and a scarf too just in case I needed more layers. I really loved pairing my bright orange pants with my red shoes for some color, and I felt pretty theater-smart in my new glasses from ZenniOptical. I’ve been wearing them almost non-stop since they came in the mail a few weeks ago. I’ve gotten kind of sick with fiddling with my contacts every morning. I bought other glasses from them too but they are a little more out there, and I haven’t had the guts to wear them in public yet. Maybe I’ll wear them to my next trip to the theater, perhaps? 

What do you like to wear to the theater? What do you think about situations that are he said-she said? Are you interested in being a crisis hotline volunteer?