Theater can make you laugh, cry, think and see the world in a whole new way. The play “She Has a Name,” making its U.S. debut with FreeFall Stage now through June 22 at Victory Life Church in Folsom, will do all of the above—and more.
The play, written by Canadian playwright Andrew Kooman (and produced by special arrangement with the Playwrights Guild of Canada) is a hard-hitting piece that seeks to raise awareness about human trafficking, a frightening epidemic that is robbing young women of their lives, safety and sexual identities. Though the play centers around a young Cambodian girl—known only as Number 18—sold into sex slavery in Bangkok, the inhumane practice is a huge problem in our city: Sacramento is the second-largest city in the U.S. for sex trafficking. Not a pretty statistic.
Although the play deals artistically with this grim reality for so many young women, the content is not recommended for anyone under the age of 15—though the producers note that older teens are welcome and encouraged to attend, considering their generation is the sex trade’s largest target.
For tickets and more information, call (916) 207-5606 or visit freefallstage.com. Victory Life Church is located at 800 Reading St. in Folsom.
Who: FreeFall Stage
What: “She Has a Name”
When: Through June 22
Where: Victory Life Church, 800 Reading St., Folsom