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Slut-shaming is rampant in contemporary culture, be it in casual conversation or political discourse. The creators of SLUT: The Play, which first played off-Broadway and makes its D.C. debut at the Warner Theatre, aim to end that by sharing their empowering work with audiences around the nation. Originally conceived by teenagers participating in the Arts Effect All-Girl Theater Company, the play tells the story of Joey, a 16-year-old girl who is assaulted by high school classmates at a party. When the men are arrested, rumors start flying and more young women question their actions moving forward. Should a girl stay with her boyfriend after he’s accused of assaulting someone else? If a woman is seen buying condoms, will she automatically be branded a slut? And why does this one label hold such power over people? House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, whose show has its own brand of interesting sexual politics, sponsors this presentation with New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. The play begins at 7 p.m. at the Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. $20. (202) 783-4000. warnertheatredc.com.