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Following her sold-out run last fall, internationally acclaimed performance artist Nicole Blackman brings her notorious The Courtesan Tales back to P.S. 122. This unique theatrical experience features over a dozen intimate tales designed for a blindfolded and restrained (hands gently bound) audience of one. For the first time, Blackman has also trained another "courtesan," allowing more clients to experience The Courtesan Tales. The Courtesan Tales are "tales of the senses," blending fairy tales, lap dances and haunted house stories. The tales are romantic, mysterious, erotic (21+ only), chilling and nostalgic, and have left audiences from Los Angeles to England shaken, moved, enlightened, amused and provoked, all without seeing the artist herself. The tales are performed by appointment only, one story per appointment (multiple appointments may be made back-to back). Each tale is approximately seven minutes long and customers can choose their tale when they arrive, or leave it as "Courtesan's Choice." In an unprecedented move, P.S .122 has also created a customized performance space for The Courtesan Tales in the basement of the building, with a dramatic Courtesan's Lounge where customers can relax and enjoy tasty drinks and treats before and after their appointments. It's a unique date idea or prelude to a romantic evening. The Courtesan Tales are told Thursdays-Saturdays, 7-10 PM, by appointment only. You will need to bring photo ID with proof of age to the box office when you arrive.

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