A wicked, witty, and musical adaptation of Mae West's scandalous Broadway sensation.
SEX is Edward Jordon’s wildly creative reimagining of the 1926 melodrama/musical comedy about the international misadventures of Montreal prostitute Margy LaMont.
After she saves the life of an American society woman slumming in the “sin city of the North,” Margy sets out on a madcap adventure eluding criminals and pursuing romance from Montreal to Trinidad to New England.
Although West's play premiered in a scandalous Broadway season that saw many so-called “sex plays," SEX was different in that it wasn’t obedient to the unwritten rule that prescribed ruin for fallen women. Its disobedience led to Mae West's arrest and a grand jury's determination that the “obscene, indecent, immoral, and impure drama” might corrupt “the morals of youth.” West was sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity, and traveled there in style – garlanded in roses, wearing silk underwear, and riding in a limousine!
A WICA Theatre Series production.
SCHEDULE & TICKETS
OCT 11 | 7:30pm
OCT 12 | 7:30pm
OCT 13 | 2:00pm
OCT 18 | 7:30pm
OCT 19 | 7:30pm
OCT 20 | 2:00pm
OCT 25 | 7:30pm
OCT 26 | 7:30pm
$24 | $22 Seniors | ages 18 and under free
Festival seating in Zech Hall
Seating capacity is 105.
Written by Mae West
Adapted and reimagined by Edward Jordon
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Direction by Edward Jordon
Musical Direction by Jana Szabo
Scenic Design by Edward Jordon, Robert McElhinny
Scenic Coordination by David Gignac
Lighting Design by Alex Wren
Projection Design by Zachary Schneider
Costume Design by Val Johnson
Choreography by Daunne Zinger
Sound Design by Tyler Raymond
Hair/makeup design (Margy) by Jade Logan
Stage Manager Rob Scott
Wendy Ashford, Skye Aubrey, Katrina Bentsen, Kyle Collins, Suzi Dixon, Betsy Harvey, George Henny, Marla Kelly, Connor Kinzer, Keagan Leland, David Mayer, Michael McInerney, Nicole Parnell, Cindy Rutstein, Ethan Worthington, Daunne Zinger
- Posted in THEATRE