Paul McComas and Maya Kuper will present Unplugged, a one-hour program of scenes and songs to combat rape and despair, adapted from McComas' critically acclaimed novel.
This theatrical rock show will tell the story of troubled young alternative-rocker and rape survivor Dayna Clay, including her solitary journey into the wilderness of the South Dakota Badlands and her subsequent struggle to recover from depression, come to terms with her traumatic childhood, and secure a hard-won inner peace.
McComas is a Milwaukee native and two-time recipient of the Chicago Reader's "Critic's Choice" in Theatre & Performance. He has also published four other acclaimed books: Planet of the Dates, Unforgettable (a Silver Prize-winner at 2012's Midwest Book Awards), Twenty Questions, and Fit for Frakenstein. He has also received the Mental Health Association's Distinguished Service Award.
Kuper is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter.
The event is free and open to the public and includes a post-show Q&A. Please RSVP.
The event is sponsored by the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, the Marquette University Counseling Center, and Active Minds.