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The Guthrie Theatre presents The Sex Habits of American Women, by Julie Marie Myatt, directed by Michael Bigelow Dixon. In 1950, a respected male psychotherapist sets out to write the definitive handbook on female sexuality. His wife of 47 years and their unmarried daughter are conducting their own "research." Against this 1950s story, playwright Myatt cleverly juxtaposes a videotaped documentary interview with a contemporary single mom -- a feisty product of women's liberation. Bridging the 50 years between these moments in social history, the intertwined stories ask provocative questions and take a hard and hilarious look at the unexpected repercussions of the sexual revolution.

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