UCO To Host Premiere of 'It Was Just One Drink' as a Part of Sexual Assault Month

April 3, 2013

Media Contact:  Courtney Harlin, University Relations Staff Writer, University of Central Oklahoma, 405-974-2121, cbass4@uco.edu

UCO TO HOST PREMIERE OF ‘IT WAS JUST ONE DRINK’ AS A PART OF SEXUAL ASSAULT MONTH

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Violence Prevention Project will host the premiere showing of a series of monologues titled “It Was Just One Drink” as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at 7 p.m., April 15 and 16 in Pegasus Theater in the Liberal Arts Building on Central’s campus.

Central alumna Sarah Paige Berling, an award-winning playwright from Albuquerque, N.M., wrote “It Was Just One Drink,” which aims to raise public awareness and address the realities of sexual violence. 

The audience will hear stories based upon real people, including an engaged couple, a lesbian, a 17-year-old partygoer, a new fraternity recruit, and a disbelieving boyfriend. 

“I hope the students will gain greater sensitivity and understanding about sexual assaults on college campuses by attending. I also hope those directly impacted by sexual assault know they are not alone and that the UCO community as a whole has effective ways to support them,” said Ken Elliott, director of the Violence Prevention Project at Central.

The performances will include a question and answer session and are free and open to the public.

For more information contact Elliott at kelliott@uco.edu or 405-974-2387.

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