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Barefaced Theatre: 'Whore' at the Resistance Gallery

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Time 19:00
Date 11/11/10
Price £10

The age old profession of prostitution gets a look-in. Four such professionals, picked out through time, to spin their yarn. Stylized, dark and, at times, humorous.

What better source of inspiration is there for the theater, that sordid purveyor of drama that feeds itself shamelessly on tragedy, despair, and intimacy (amongst a million other, human pitfalls) than the eternally taboo profession of prostitution? Throughout the Greek, Roman and Middle ages, all the way to today, whether through choice or cohesion, both men and women have resorted to the shamed practice of selling one’s body for money. Discreet arrangements between parties, street corner soliciting, all condemned by law to the outskirts of society, leave this trade an unopened box of secrets, a third culture of scandals, lies and ruined lives.

  So what can we learn from these temptresses of the night? These dark angels who are ready to compromise their “happily-ever-after” in order to fulfill the darkest desires of the red blooded man? What would they have to say to us if we were forced to give them an audience? Four such creatures have been whipped into creation for our entertainment and educational pleasures. Theresa Berkley a 19th Century Dominatrix, Marie Duplessis a famous French courtesan, Polly Adler a New York 1920’s brothel madam and Valerie Solanas, American prostitute turned raging feminist writer. These ladies are here to take you on a journey, a journey through the illustrious and uncompromising industry of whores. Be prepared.

 

The Resistance Gallery is an art exhibition space famed for hosting alternative nights such as Fangtasia London and the Time Out Recommended Lucha Britannia. Whore will be the first theatrical production to utilise this exciting space.

 

Gala night performance on Saturday 13th November 8.30pm includes free drink, signed programme and Barefaced goody-bag alongside free entry into the 'Bared All' after party at Resistance, 9.30pm – 1am.

 

Please note Saturday 4pm Matinee performance is Pay What You Can on first come basis.

 

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COMPETITION: 1x Pair of tickets to attend Barefaced Theatre: 'Whore' at the Resistance Gallery at 19:30 on Thursday, 11th November.


To claim your tickets, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ box. The winner will be randomly selected.


Q: Fancy a trip to the Shady Lady Ranch? Or maybe the Wild Horse Adult Resort & Spa is more your thing? If you fancy bagging yourself a whore, working girl, lady of the evening, streetwalker, member of the oldest profession, tart, moll, fille de joie, escort, courtesan, hustler, ho, dated scarlet woman, camp follower, cocotte, strumpet, harlot, trollop, woman of ill repute, wench, lady of negotiable affection, then you really should know the answer to this question (unless Prison takes your fancy?). Which state in the the continental US has counties which have legal brothels?


A: 1) Ohio .2) Alabama .3) Louisiana .4) Nevada