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Inviting Desire: A Theatrical Aphrodisiac

Dance Naked Productions / Portland, OR

Posted: 07/19/2009 12:31 PM | Comments: 0

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"I have always been curious about sex. And I love inappropriate questions." With those two statements as her scene-setter, Portland, Ore.-based writer/performer Eleanor O’Brien gives her audience fair warning that the hour that follows will be as frank, feverish and in-your-face sexual as anyone could hope to handle.

Inviting Desire is for decidedly mature and disinclined-to-blushing audiences. Flanked by Tonya Jone Miller, Mary Rose and Adrienna Ogin, fellow travellers on the road to fulfilment, O’Brien is determined to make this tightly choreographed and startlingly graphic exploration of female sexual fantasy a fully, er, satisfying encounter.

The premise is simple: as a woman of a certain age, O’Brien has found herself, on occasion, coming up short in the self-satisfaction department. Someone suggests a deeper kind of fantasizing, the kind that creates a more direct brain-to-groin connection. But how?

Well, with a little help from friends who respond to an anonymous online survey, O’Brien compiles a list of fantasy-driven suggestions in which every option, every opportunity and every orifice are explored.

And then the girls get down to the gritty business of acting it all out onstage, in full, flush-inducing detail. Daringly hot stuff, indeed.

— Brad Oswald

From the official Fringe Festival program:


Come lubricate your libido! Inviting Desire is a provocative, playful aphrodisiac of a performance piece that celebrates sexual creativity and the richness of our erotic imagination.

Inspired by real women's sexual fantasies, Inviting Desire reaches one hand down your pants and whispers in your ear, "want to hear the best part?"

A unique experiential adventure that is empowering, entertaining and highly erotic!


www.eleanorobrien.com

Warnings: Subject Matter, Language, Nudity,
RECOMMENDED: Mature Audience

60 min.

Venue#6 Tom Hendry Theatre at the MTC Warehouse 140 Rupert Ave (Lily St entrance)


Tickets: $9
Discount Tickets: $7 for Matinees
Under 17 not admitted.

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