St. Scholastica Theatre presents drama: "Boy Gets Girl"

Jake Spartz as Tony and Maddie Haeg as Theresa.

Jake Spartz as Tony and Maddie Haeg as Theresa.

St. Scholastica Theatre will present a drama with a cautionary tale about stalking during its presentation of "Boy Gets Girl," starting April 15.

Written by Rebecca Gilman and directed by Kelly Mullan, a lecturer in St. Scholastica's Communication, Theater and Art department, the play asks what happens when a blind date turns into a nightmare. Its story revolves around ideas of sexism, romance and extreme stalking and follows the effects stalking can have on the victim and those around her.

"‘Boy Gets Girl' tackles the difficult, and sometimes hidden, issue of stalking and dating violence," Mullan said. "We chose this for our season to line up with Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the hopes that we can spur some great discussion on this important issue."

Mullan said the play would show the "dark and dramatic side" of theater at St. Scholastica, which produced a musical and a comedy earlier this year.

The April 23 performance of "Boy Gets Girl" will be followed by a panel discussion related to stalking and sexual violence as a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The panel will feature representatives from St. Scholastica's Violence Intervention and Prevention Program, Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault, and Men as Peacemakers.

Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. April 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, along with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on April 17 and 24. Tickets are $15 adults and $10 for students and seniors. Contact the Spotlight Box Office at spotlight@css.edu or (218) 723-7000 for tickets. For more visit spotlight.css.edu, St. Scholastica's one-stop shop for arts and lectures information and tickets.