Lust and marriage, they go together like … electricity and porridge? Dance Naked 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?”) O’Brien is known for edgy, authentic stories that illuminate aspects of sexuality often labeled private. In this revealing solo performance, she examines cultural beliefs around monogamy, monotony, jealousy and polyamory from a highly personal perspective.
O’Brien has worked with renown solo show director and coach Tanya Taylor Rubinstein to create a show that celebrates ALL the options of modern relationship. With heaps of humor (and advice from sex-advice columnist Dan Savage) O’Brien creates a nuanced fairy tale of sex, love and what happens when there is more than one Prince Charming.
Show running time: 80 mins
Available for tour – please contact Eleanor to discuss!
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