This is a story of opposites. Boys and girls. Lawyers and teachers. Football and art. Sober and drunk. Yes and no. Jeff and Bobby are stars of the gridiron, ready to lead the Springfield High Romans to Homecoming victory. But standing in front of the end zone is Grace B. Matthias, who has accused the two football heroes of rape. Michael Yates Crowley's fast-paced comedy of truth and deception uses the myths of the Roman Empire to explore what it means to love — and turn your back on — someone. First presented at Local Lab 2016, The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias makes its regional debut hot off a celebrated New York City production.