I was gifted tickets to facilitate this review.
Grab your girlfriends and run not walk to Firehall Arts Centre’s Talking Sex on Sunday. On the first Sunday of every month, Margot and her lady pals always host a theme party. What happens when Margot decides to kick it up a notch by having a Sex Toy Party? In this new musical comedy by Sara-Jeanne Hosie and Nico Rhodes, we witness these women share fears, reveal dirty secrets, explore new possibilities, and find the power of female friendship. Directed by Donna Spencer, Talking Sex on Sunday features performances from such fierce females as Janet Gigliotti, Jennifer Lines, Sara Vickruck, Irene Karas Loeper, Caitriona Murphy, Katrina Reynolds, and Seana Lee Wood.
Women’s sexuality, even in 2020, seems to be a taboo subject. This show is so relevant and covers which covers everything from masturbation and Ben Wa balls to role play and G-spots. The songs are not cheesy and don’t rely on easy penis jokes. The characters feel like real women and are facing real issues. The party brings all the women there for different reasons. The host wants to have this party because she and her husband haven’t had sex in a long time. She wants to connect with herself and revive her love life if possible. There’s also Olivia, Margot’s sister, who has a secret new man in her life; widower Sissy; divorced Carol; young, lesbian feminist Frankie; and devout book lover June. Odessa is the sex-toy saleswoman who’s been doing this job for 25 years. This musical showcases how beautiful and complicated women’s friendships can be. Each character brings to the stage their unique sexual desires and quandaries, all the secret and unspoken words that all of in the audience harbour inside. The sexual topics that they cover are very heteronormative.
Talking Sex on Sunday runs 2 hours and 20 minutes (inclusive of one 20-minute intermission).
Where: 280 E Cordova St., Firehall Arts Centre
When: February 14th to March 8th, 2020
Cost: Adult $40, Senior/Student $35
You can attend a Hanky Panky party after the show on March 1st. The event is hosted by Hanky Panky Adult Home Parties! There is a $5.00 registration fee in order to attend – everyone is welcome! All proceeds will benefit the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre and Firehall Arts Centre. Snacks will be provided and our bar will stay open for the party!
About the Firehall Arts Centre:
Celebrating its 37th season, the Firehall Arts Centre continues to open doors through the arts in celebration of the Canadian experience. Located in a heritage fire station that was built in 1906, the Firehall Arts Centre is one of the most unique cultural institutions in Vancouver, hosting over two hundred performances each year and bringing diverse audiences together to enjoy, discuss, question, and explore artistic works that reflect the society and world in which we live. With Artistic Producer Donna Spencer at the helm, the Firehall Arts Centre produces and presents theatre that is innovative, eclectic and at times politically-charged, as well as exquisite, cutting-edge dance performances and interdisciplinary works that challenge assumptions. The venue also acts as a host to visual arts exhibitions and performances from other performing arts organizations, supporting local and national artists. The Firehall Arts Centre is proud to support emerging artists and companies, and strives to program work that is inclusive, culturally rich, and reflective of the many voices and perspectives in Canada.