I went to a play last night in Seattle, at the Theatre off of Jackson. It was called “Lust and Marriage”. If you can, you must run to this play. It was phenominal! It is showing there tonight, and tomorrow and then Thursday, Friday and Saturday of next weekend too. It is put on by Dance Naked Productions, by Eleanor O’Brien. June 14th is the last day.
Eleanor, I hope I can call her that after she kinda bared her sex and love and relationship soul out there, put on an amazing performance. I laughed sooo much, and I cried too a little. It was the story of lust, desire, sex, relationships, dating, hope, heartache, jealousy, acceptance, commitment, open relationships, polyamory, freedom and love. And it was fucking RIVETING.
It was 90 minutes long with no break and it felt like 20. It felt like she was telling my story. It felt like she was telling everyone’s story. There’s this magic that happens when someone is being so real that it just sparks on the real in others. Our heart knows when something came from the heart. So it was like that, so close to the bone. It was hard to watch in parts because of this. I knew and related to some really hard things. But it was good too. It was sort of wonderful to feel all of that gamut of stuff about love and sex and connection. I laughed so much and only had that one spot to cry in, and while painful, that was good too. She spun this kinda spell that good performances spin, and I was utterly enthralled. So much to think about.
I say this with brutal honesty… if you are near Seattle at all, you need to run to this show.