Feb 3, 2012
PASSION and POWER
FIVE special events for the FAC Theatre's production of "In the Next Room" is the film screening of "PASSION AND POWER: The Technology of Orgasm" happening this Sat, Feb 4 at 5 p.m. Despite being set in the 19th century, the play's themes still resonate with contemporary issues such as those regarding the relationship between humanity and technology.
This 74-minute documentary's sole focus is the unique relationship between vibrators and their female users. The evolution of the vibrator's role in day-to-day life has progressed from a treatment for hysteria, into obscurity then then back into mainstream culture thru feminist movements, is critiqued — especially in light of an existing double-standard between the achievement of orgasm between males and females. "PASSION AND POWER" was ranked among the best documentaries of 2009 by the Video Librarians, an online video review magazine.
This is a FREE event, and tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets can be reserved by visiting the FAC box office or calling 719.634.5583.
Watch a short clip from the film below:
Upcoming In the Next Room, or the vibrator play special events:
Sun, Feb. 5 | Post-performance TalkBack — join producing Artistic Director, Scott RC Levy, in a conversation with the director and cast members
Thur, Feb. 9 | Ladies Night — every regularly-priced performance ticket comes with a complimentary drink ticket for you to try our play-inspired drink, the Hysterical Paroxysm (lemoncello, vodka, campari, and orange juice).
Sat, Feb. 11 | Free Saturday Salon — 6 p.m., pre-performance panel discussion on contemporary application of period themes of the play
Thur, Feb. 16 | Post-performance Backstage tour — during the last week of the play's run, come behind the curtain with cast members to learn about what goes on backstage