Play about domestic violence, hope and survival at Trinity

Play about domestic violence, hope and survival at Trinity

PROVIDENCE - "Behind Closed Doors" returns to Trinity Repertory Company on Monday, Oct. 7. The play's debut performance in 2012 received multiple awards for its innovative solutions to raise awareness about domestic violence and for contributing to its prevention. It debuted to a sold-out audience.

"Behind Closed Doors" is an original play written and performed by 15 survivors of domestic violence from SOAR, a task force of Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The performance is a true account of their experiences with domestic violence, hope and survival, and seeks to dispel the stigmas of this often misunderstood abuse. The script was crafted by Trinity Repertory Company teaching artists who mentored the SOAR members in cultivating their performances. The women speak both their own words and the words of their fellow survivors. All proceeds from Behind Closed Doors benefit SOAR/RICADV in raising awareness to end domestic violence.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m., in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater, 201 Washington St.

Visit www.soarinri.org for ticket information.