Toronto Fringe: Brave, sexy & frank talk about women’s joy of sex in Slut

slut_poster_image-7968Beer in a Glass Productions’ presents Erin Thompson’s Slut, directed by Dahlia Katz and running at the Annex Theatre as part of Toronto Fringe. Not used in a pejorative way, the “slut” in the title is used thematically – it’s one of the labels used to describe women who enjoy sex – and we get to meet and hear the experiences of such women throughout the course of Thompson’s one-woman show.

Based on real-life events, and using elements of ritual, mythology, storytelling, movement (with choreography by Ayesha Mansur) and song, Thompson plays key character Diana, who reveals the various women to us. A five-year-old who enjoys the forbidden game of showing her vagina in exchange for her best friend showing his penis; a painfully shy and hopeful teen; a party girl world of one-night stands, a taste for dirty talk and kink; a woman who wants to have a baby and settle down with her own kind of chosen family.

Accompanied by Apollo (Robert Steven Wilkinson) on keyboard and vocals, Slut features original songs written by Thompson and Wilkinson, highlighting each woman’s life experiences, and choices to love and express love. Thompson’s performance is deeply human, open, honest and entertaining – engaging the audience and gently challenging preconceived notions and stereotypes. And maybe even evoking understanding and acceptance.

Slut is a brave, sexy and frank one-woman history of women’s joy of sex.

The show continues at the Annex until July 12 – check here for exact dates/times. Advance tix or lining up early highly recommended.

 

Advertisements

Author: life with more cowbell

Arts/culture social bloggerfly & Elwood P. Dowd disciple. Likes playing with words. A lot. Toronto

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s