It’s your last chance Portland!
Lust & Marriage, the latest solo show from Dance Naked Artistic Director Eleanor O’Brien, returns to Portland for 3 nights ONLY!
Opening the Coho Solo Summer Festival, this show premiered earlier this year at the Fertile Ground Festival. It has since toured to Santa Fe, Los Angeles and Seattle, and will have it’s final 3 performances in Portland this July 3rd- 6th (with no performance on July 4th).
Lust and marriage, they go together like … electricity and porridge? Dance Naked Productions Artistic Director Eleanor O’Brien explores the search for love, lust and life partners in this candid look at modern marriage. Does hot monogamy exist? Can polyamory save the happily ever after? #WWDSD? (“What Would Dan Savage Do?”) In this revealing solo performance, O’Brien examines cultural beliefs around monogamy, monotony, jealousy and polyamory from a highly personal perspective. With heaps of humor (and advice from sex-advice columnist Dan Savage) O’Brien creates a nuanced fairy tale that celebrates ALL the options of modern relationship.
Venue: Coho Theater
Address: 2257 NW Raleigh St
Dates: Thursdays July 3rd, Saturday July 5th, Sunday July 6th
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: Tickets $15 (4 show festival pass for $50)
Reviews for Lust & Marriage
Engrossing…. O’Brien recounts it all with verve and zip and generous heaps of humor… moving easily from autobiographical anecdotes to broader musings about sex, love and marriage. With a presence that’s sympathetic and engaging—and a refreshing lack of preachiness—O’Brien poses questions that transcend her particular experiences. And it’s that ability, even as she’s describing a threesome with her husband and a Bettie Page lookalike or a near-epileptic fit at an ayahuasca retreat, that makes this show stick. ~Willamette Week
At the core there is a truth about O’Brien’s own awakening…..As far as expanding consciousness and entertaining, oh yeah, mission accomplished. It was a fascinating show, to watch her trace this path and her ideas about having multiple partners. She is luminous…. and totally riveting to watch.”
~ 5 Useless Degrees and A Bottle of Scotch Theater Reveiw Podcast
Well written, well acted, and well meaning Lust & Marriage is a fine way to spend an evening with a very fine actress who’s willing to share the wisdom her life journey has given her. Monogamous, poly, or something in between there is something for everyone in this night of thoughtful, fun, sexy, theatre. ~Polyamory Weekly