'Good Kids' follows a sexual assault at a high school and its public aftermath

(Source: UNCW Department of Theatre)
(Source: UNCW Department of Theatre)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Naomi Iizuka's Good Kids tells the story of a sexual assault at a high school party.

The play, set at a Midwestern high school in the age of smartphones and social media, explores the crime as it becomes public knowledge in the school and in the community. It has each "good kid" sharing a different story about the events of that night.

The UNCW Department of Theatre will open its 2017-2018 season with the show, which is based on the highly-publicized Steubenville rape case from 2012.

Good Kids will run at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. from Sept. 21-24 and Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 on the Mainstage Theatre in the UNCW Cultural Arts Building.

Tickets are available online at http://uncw.edu/arts/boxoffice.html.

Learn more about the performances here.

Good Kids contains profanity and depictions of underage drinking and adult situations.

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