The Rimers Of Eldritch by Lanford Wilson
University of Virginia Department of Drama
November 14-22, 2014
I served as the fight director for the UVa production of The Rimers of Eldritch (directed by Associate Professor Doug Grissom). The scenes I staged focused on characters coming of age and making decisions that physically test the lines of sexual assault. The Rimers of Eldritch performed November 14-22, 2014. Although this play was included in our 2014-2015 season to encourage dialogue about sexual assault—we certainly could not have predicted that the opening of this play would coincide with the Rolling Stone article “A Rape on Campus” published November 19, 2014. Although not specifically prompted to write about connections between the play and current events, following are excerpts of some student reflections.