A Lawrence playwright's full-length play examines society's attitudes toward breasts.
Laura Graham has written six plays to date, but ``Victim Art'' is the first script that reflects events in her own life.
``Seventy percent of the play is based on my experiences,'' Graham, of Lawrence, said. ``It's a different experience for me. ... My art comes into play (because) the story is told through my journey as an artist.''
The full-length play will be presented by English Alternative Theatre today through Sunday at Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.
``Victim Art'' tells the story of Maple and Agatha, two women who meet in high school, and how their friendship is affected when Agatha develops breast cancer and traces her unhappiness to a traumatic incident with a boy both women had dated in high school.
The two women meet again, years later, after Agatha has become a successful painter by channeling all of her experiences into her art.
``It's about breasts, and the way we look at them and think about them in our society,'' the playwright said.
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