OBLIGATORY SCENE / MISS FURR AND MISS SKEENE

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OBLIGATORY SCENE / MISS FURR AND MISS SKEENE

Date/Time: 18 May @ 16:00; 13-18 May @ 21:00;
Venue: THE TEACHERS CLUB (STUDIO)      Category: Drama

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A double-bill of plays:

OBLIGATORY SCENE

Rape culture has contaminated women’s sexuality and intimate rituals. Is it too late to change; can it be done romantically? Grad students Vivey and Dru are living together in a committed relationship. Vivey’s assignment triggers an argument over sexual colonization and … the lack of sex in their relationship. Deeply in love and self-assertion, they struggle between the “Obligatory Scene” of a break-up or a sexual stalemate. The couple searches for radical transformation and promise of healing.

DURATION: 50 mins

MISS FURR AND MISS SKEENE

Gertrude Stein’s word portrait “Miss Furr and Miss Skeene” (about artists Ethel Mars and Maud Hunt Squire, two habituees of Stein’s salon) portrays their life together and apart from Paris to Provincetown. When published in 1922 in Vanity Fair, it is the first published use of the word “gay” to mean same-sex relationships.

DURATION: 15 mins

Written by Gertrude Stein and adapted by Lynn C. Miller

 

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