It’s every woman’s worst nightmare. Marjorie is enjoying a morning at home when a rapist makes his way in. After a frightening struggle, she is able to not only escape, but is to entrap her attacker. When her flatmates return, they become forced accomplices as Marjorie tortures him while debating whether or not to let him live.

Celebrated playwright, William Mastrosimone, wrote the play after getting to know a young woman who had told him there wasn’t enough evidence to convict her rapist. We find ourselves questioning whether we would do the same and debating the merits of “an eye for an eye”. However, the script generally suffers, as it cruises on the drama of the rape itself as opposed to the emotional damage inflicted upon the characters.

The performances are all quite strong, despite the weak script. The ensemble works well together. Extremities is not exactly a “must-see”, but it’s not a waste of time either.

Reviews by Fritzie Andrade

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