Somewhere between 2015 and 2017, I read an article reviewing a stage play about a futuristic society where they had a realistic VR experience (the impression I got was that it was akin to a Star Trek holodeck). In it, participants were presented with a little girl and disturbingly
were encouraged to rape and murder her.
Then at the end of the experience, the little girl would reappear, completely unharmed, in order to remind the participant that they shouldn't feel guilty about their actions because none of it was real. I think the protagonist was someone discovering this VR experience for the first time.
The main conflict of the play was that, because the VR experience was so realistic, if this simulated behavior should be held to the same moral and legal standards as doing it to a real person. There might have been a "which is real, the virtual world or my world" subplot going on too, but I don't recall.
I also distinctly remember reading that Jennifer Hale (the voice actress) was attached to the production, perhaps as a performer. But looking at her filmography, I can't find any information of her doing stage plays. So maybe I'm wrong about this, but it's a detail I remember distinctly.
I don't recall any mention of this being an adaptation; I think it was an original play. And I think it was shown in the United States. What is the play that I'm remembering?