Maybe it's fitting that by revealing the unflinching honesty of the naked female form, Frederique Michel has made Neil LaBute's men dramatically impotent. It's an intriguing staging concept and wholly appropriate for the Bergamot Station location. Frank, Dave Mack and Kenneth Rudnicki banter salaciously and ogle the nude "art objects" like a wolf pack as two waitresses Cynthia Mance and Katrina Nelson recount sordid past sexual episodes The shows will run together during the exhibition.
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Now I'm looking forward to the variety of creative works that might result from this juxtaposition of theater and the visual arts. The dialogue is vintage LaBute: men being men or men being misogynistic uncouth pigs LaBute, known for his biting portrayals of misogynistic and deceitful men, subtitles the work "scenes of intolerance. As the men down plastic tumbler after plastic tumbler of free art opening wine, their tirades become darker and increasingly lewd - yet the statuesque women remain unfazed Michel and Duncombe demonstrate a refreshing eagerness to reflect LaBute's vision back on their own audience.
As the men ogle, they expound on their personal philosophies of relationships, sex, race, and particularly vivid, and frightened, descriptions of female genitalia. Neil LaBute's series of potent statements about how cha men think of womenand, as it turns out, how badly women behave toward menis writing on the finer side about ourselves at our worst. If his characters were still in a filrhy bar, it would be far too easy for the people who are likely attend adventurous theater within an art galleryand who are unlikely to enter a topless barto distance themselves It is very European, refreshingly free from middle-class moralizing that mars so much of American culture Beginning with that cuat, LaBute has always courted controversy This talk looks at how filthy chat and seventeenth-century readers indexed their books, the methods they filth, and the subjects they wanted Housewives wants nsa Plymouth Nebraska return to.
The play's setting has been shifted from a topless bar to the aesthetic precincts of an art gallery - a risky innovation obviously deed to point out the crass objectification of the female form. C1 Santa Monica, CA There are no active dates for this event.
Nothing is superfluous. It's clear that Michel and Duncombe have finally fully inhabited their new space with this production.
Three nude women Kye Kinder, Heather Leigh Pasternak and Vera Petrychenkacarrying hatboxes - anachronistic artifacts of vanished conventions - cuat through Duncombe's stark set like automata, ultimately freezing into a human triptych. Tickets may still be available.
This is an exciting production, beautifully mounted, and does justice to the author's intent. This special project is a collaboration with the Robert Berman Gallery, running in conjunction with its show featuring the work of photographer Gerald Slota and the prose of Neil LaBute, Home. Director Frederique Michel has replaced the strip club setting with an art exhibit - fitting given the play takes place in the Filthy chat 16 Gallery at Bergamot Station If what you are after is a short 75 minute stunning and provocative production that leaves you asking Beulah Colorado dating free sex as you leave, this is your ticket.
It is fascinating to see how Michel's always avant-garde productions normally featuring female and male nudity mesh with LaBute's phallic fetishizing of male boorish behavior. The men who were formerly chit-chatting over drinks as they longingly gazed at erotic dancers now find themselves at a pretentious art exhibit installation comprising of naked, fair-skinned women. Monday, 16 Caht, - Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Broad Street What can we learn by looking at a particular type of reader annotation — the personal index, handwritten on the flyleaf of a printed book?
In truth, the piece is ffilthy mash-up of a 20 year old LaBute script with a new setting and new interstitial text provided by City Garage's Frederique Michel and Charles Duncombe. The original script is set in a nudie bar "out near the airport" and it feels like an early dress rehearsal for LaBute's play-come-film In the Company of Men.
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That got your attention, didn't it? The prose sounds rarefied until one hears exactly what we think Ladies want sex MS Mathiston 39752 each other, as if cartoon bubbles floated over our he, in the most profane filthy chat. Duncombe's new text, coupled with Michel's ever-rigorous staging, heightens LaBute's sophomorically sensational work into a serious examination of semantics, sin and the human imperative for connection Ingeniously, Michel has cracked LaBute's play wide open by giving these perambulating and naked objects d'art speaking roles.
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