Attacking Within: A Case of Emotional Abuse
A One-act Play by Carol Nimmons and Panel Discussion
Athens-Clarke County Library • Appleton Auditorium
2025 Baxter Street • Athens, Georgia • 706 613 3650 x343
Sunday, October 28 • 2:30 pm
On Sunday afternoon, October 28, at 2:30, the Athens-Clarke County Library is proud to present a new one-act play, Attacking Within: A Case of Emotional Abuse by Oconee County playwright Carol Nimmons. The actors are Lorraine Thompson, Drama Department Head at Athens Academy, and Ralph Stephens, the President of Friends of Athens Creative Theatre.
This play is based upon the real-life experiences of a mother as she struggles to overcome her feelings of inadequacy, and illuminates the long-term effects of emotional abuse upon the victim and those closely associated with the victim. The play developed as a result of a mother witnessing the effects emotional abuse had upon her daughter, the victim; her grandchildren and herself through a period of 10 years. The husband, whom the daughter later divorced, was the instigator. Many parties, including governmental agencies, were involved, some very willing to help, some quite indifferent. The play will be followed by a panel discussion / question-and-answer session with Pat Peterson of Project Safe; Yvonne Davenport, author & former DFACS worker; and psychologist Carolyn Barnes.
This program is free and open to the public.