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How to Defend Yourself

February 14 @ 7:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2020

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until February 23, 2020

One event on February 12, 2020 at 2:00pm

One event on February 8, 2020 at 3:00pm

One event on February 15, 2020 at 3:00pm

5 women assemble.

How to Defend Yourself circles around seven college students who gather for a DIY self-defense workshop after a sorority sister is raped. They learn how to “not be a victim”, how to use their bodies as weapons, how to fend off attackers. The form of self-defense becomes a channel for their rage, trauma, confusion, anxiety, and desire–lots of desire. Challenged to determine what they want and how to ask for it, the students must ultimately face the insidious ways rape culture steals one’s body and sense of belonging. Developed as part of Victory Gardens 2018 Ignition Festival of New Plays and the winner of the 2019 Yale Drama Series Prize, How to Defend Yourself is funny, raw and brutally honest – a triumph from playwright Lily Padilla. The production will be directed by Marti Lyons (Cambodian Rock Band, and Native Gardens, Victory Gardens; Witch, Writers Theatre).

Venue

Victory Gardens Theater, Zacek McVay Theater
2433 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Box Office Contact:
773-871-3000
Box Office Additional Information:
You can also contact tickets@victorygardens.org to reach the box office.
Box Office Hours:
Tues-Fri 1pm-6pm, Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-4pm and at least an hour before showtimes

Details

Date:
February 14
Time:
7:30 pm
Discipline:

More Event Details

Runtime
90 minutes, no intermission
Content Advisory
Adult Language and Themes

Location Details:

By car take the Fullerton Avenue exits off of 1-94 or Lake Shore Drive. Then turn north on Lincoln Ave, the theater is located at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.

Getting here via public transportation…
By El: The Fullerton El is the closest train stop. It is accessible by the Red, Brown, and Purple lines.
By Bus: Halsted (#8), Fullerton (#74) and Sedgwick/Ogden (#37) buses all stop near the theater.

Parking
A parking garage is available at 2316 N. Lincoln, 1/2-block south of Fullerton. As of July 1, 2016 it has become a paid parking lot with rates starting at $6/hour.

Valet parking is provided for $13, one hour before curtain for every Victory Gardens show.