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Lust & Marriage - A Solo Show About Finding Your Soul(mates)

Greetings theater lovers! My name is Eleanor O'Brien and I run a theater company in Portland called Dance Naked Productions. I make theater about sexuality that is designed to illuminate, educate and entertain. I'm bringing my latest solo show, Lust & Marriage, up to Seattle by invitation from the Theatre Off Jackson. I performed another solo show, GGG: Dominatrix for Dummies, at the Solo Performance Festival there in 2012. It's an honor to be asked back, and I'm particularly delighted to bring this show to Seattle, as it pays homage to one of Seattle bright lights, Dan Savage. The show is a love/lust story about long-term relationships, monogamy, polyamory and what it means to be monogamish. The show features a series of letters back and forth between me and the (fictional) Dan Savage. Here's the official description and a trailer:

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: Theatre Off Jackson
Address: 409 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Dates: Thursdays-Saturdays, June 5th - 14th
Time: 8pm
Cost: Fri/Sat $15 pre-sale, $18 door / Thurs $10 pre-sale, $12 door


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 Review Podcast

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  • Eleanor Cathleen O.

    It was the bomb diggity! (I have never actually used those words before). But honestly, I had a great time. There were about 35 folks in the audience, but they were enthusiastic. Some lovely laughers. Standing ovation. (Always so humbling. I'm like "You guys, really?" But I've learned to just enjoy it and let it wash over me). I am so freaking loving doing this show in Seattle, the hometown of Dan Savage. When I talk about Dan (or ask if anyone can tell me what GGG stands for) EVERYONE knows who I'm talking about.

    June 6, 2014

  • Eleanor Cathleen O.

    I'm inviting you all to come on Opening Night, but I'd be doing the show for 2 weekends, so if you can't make it on the 5th, you have 5 more chances! Thursdays are $10 tickets (if you pre-purchase online) which i highly recommend!

    May 27, 2014

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