How to Defend Yourself

February 1 – 4 & 8 – 11, 2024

by Liliana Padilla
Directed by Sally Hecksel
Performed at Stage One Performing Arts Center, 2200 Lake Lansing Rd, Lansing, MI 48912

Tickets not available for purchase at this time.

About this Production

Seven college students gather for a DIY self-defense workshop after a sorority sister is raped. They practice using their bodies as weapons. They wrestle with their desires. They learn the limits of self-defense. This new play explores the intersection of sex, community, and what it means to heal in a violent world. Padilla shows how learning self-defense becomes a channel for these college students’ rage, anxiety, confusion, trauma, and desire. The play examines what one wants, how to ask for it, and the ways rape culture threatens one’s body and sense of belonging.

Performance Location: Stage One Performing Arts Center, 2200 Lake Lansing Rd, Lansing, MI 48912
Ticket Prices: General Admission – $15, Student/Senior 65+/Veteran – $10
Show Dates & Times:

– Thursday February 1 @ 7pm
– Friday February 2 @ 7pm
– Saturday February 3 @ 7pm
– Sunday February 4 @ 2pm
– Thursday February 8 @ 7pm
– Friday February 9 @ 7pm
– Saturday February 10 @ 7pm
– Sunday February 11 @ 2pm

Donate Today

Peppermint Creek is your community theatre. We exist to serve you – to provide the highest quality theatre in our region, and beyond. Your gift is extremely important because it offers immediate resources that are directed to current needs and opportunities for the future of the theatre.