Thursday, January 19, 2012

Stalking, on stage and in the streets

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 3:01 PM

In this week's paper, Cherise Fantus wrote a feature on the Steel City Theatre Company's upcoming production Boy Gets Girl, a drama about a two-date relationship and the stalking of the girl, by the boy, that followed.

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The Pueblo group told the Indy they wanted to tackle difficult, hard-edged works.

"What drew me to it initially was how it's so very current ..." says artistic director, and play director, Jason Laughrey.

The topic of stalking is a current one, in one sense, as January is National Stalking Awareness Month. According to statistics, 3.4 million Americans over the age of 18 are stalked every year. Three in four are stalked by someone they know, a third of those by a current or former intimate partner. One in seven stalking victims moves as a result.

A few days ago, a Kentucky man was arrested after following a woman to Longmont, according to TimesCall.com. The man had posted a $10,000 reward on Facebook to help find the woman and her son, who fled to Colorado and a woman's shelter to get away from him.

Help for victims can be found here.

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