New York City
Slap&Tickle, written by David Parr and directed by Eric Amburg, is ostensibly set in a contemporary New York City Bathhouse where the towel-clad cast of characters re-examines their sexual behavior and attitudes 30 years after Gay Liberation, 20 years into the AIDS epidemic and 10 years after political correctness. Raw and unapologetic, the show serves as a generational portrait of those who grew up knowing about AIDS before sex, and condoms before kisses. From first kisses underwater to a men’s room assault; from high school gyms to public parks, the stories veer beyond sex to explore interrelated issues of promiscuity, intimacy, and homophobia. Raw and unapologetic in the treatment of its subject matter, Slap&Tickle is a unique and poignant exploration of contemporary sexuality.
Presented by Conn Artist Performance Event Inc. as part of the Provincetown Fringe Festival. From West 50th Street Productions in New York.
Appropriate for audiences 16 and above.