For everyone in Philly, be sure to check out Nicole Ray
's one-woman show Fantasy is An Addiction
for women's month at the African-American museum. Nicole Ray starred in my play, back in March of 2006, Sex, God & Heels
. Having already read an earlier version of the script -- Fantasy is an Addiction
is edgy, provocative, naughty and button-pushing. A mix of camp, soul and truth. If you are in Philly tomorrow -- it is not to be missed! Below are the details.
Fantasy is an Addiction
Through a collage of vignettes, Tina, a phone sex operator, discovers her passion for eroticism is not what it seems. By way of a series of recollections and reenactments, we discover, along with the main character, the root of her fantasy. Striking symbolism and powerful prose provide these characters and the audience a pathway to healing.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Doors open at 2:30pm
In Celebration of Women’s Month
African American Museum
701 Arch Street
Cost $15 non-members and $7 members
Check out my review over at The Daily Voice for the controversial film Stop-Loss, which is the story of a solider who served his country in Iraq and goes through a "back door draft", forcing him to reenlist. This is one of the better films I've seen in 2008 and I recommend the film to anyone who is concerned about the war. Stop-Loss is directed by Kimberly Pierce, the director of Boys Don't Cry.
Last week, the death toll in Iraq hit 4,000 and the nation marked the fifth year of the war. The release of the MTV Film "Stop-Loss," in theaters today, arrives with perfect timing. Sure, some people will not agree with the politics of the movie. Yes, there are already those who claim the stop-loss policy is misrepresented, but the film is still powerful, impactful and keeps the dialogue about the war in Iraq alive -- a topic that is no longer hot in the media with imaginary gunfire in Bosnia and supposed "anti-white" black preachers in Chicago.
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