Smut, Word for Word Performing Arts Company's adaptation of Alan Bennett's novella, is running now through June 11 at ZBelow in San Francisco.
I am excited about this play because it upends outdated assumptions about female sexuality! Smut provides an all-too-rare acknowledgement that women and mothers above a certain age continue to feel sexual desire, and celebrates sex that eschews old-fashioned norms and models of monogamy. It also explores how a creative awakening can spark a sexual one -- and vice-versa. Rock on!
Lily Janiak of the SF Chronicle writes that the play "titillates . . . with the inward war we must all wage for our right to be deviant, to find pleasure and joy . . ." Come see for yourself, Wednesdays through Sundays, through June 11. Tickets can be purchased here; 20%-off tickets are available with the code "StandardP" for anyone who has worked as a standardized patient.