New Show, New Theater, November

We are thrilled to announce our next play: This November, Pinky Swear is proud to present David Henry Hwang’s BONDAGE. In a Los Angeles S&M parlor, a dominatrix and her client are clad head-​to-​toe in leather costumes that conceal their faces and ethnicities. These elaborate disguises allow them to play out fantasies based on racial stereotypes and sexual mythologies. Exchanging biting social observations with stinging humor, they progress through their power games to expose the arbitrariness of racially minded thinking. All the while, however, they are haunted by an awareness that in spite of their efforts, they may be moving towards the most terrifying reality of all — a true intimacy that transcends the bounds of race. The production will be directed by Toni Rae Salmi.

In addition to the play, the audience will be treated to an immersive experience in what we are calling our “Lounge.” No more waiting outside the theater when you arrive — you’ll be swept away to a new world the second you walk in the door. Amy Couchoud is leading the Lounge creation team. Come see what she cooks up & what happens when the performance comes to you…

We are equally excited to announce that the production will take place at the brand, spankin’ new (see what we did, there?) Anacostia Playhouse. We are thrilled to support the construction of a new theater space owned & run by women. Anacostia Playhouse exemplifies that art is for everyone, everywhere. They’re embracing the Anacostia community and showing that east of the river is just as crackling with quality entertainment as the west side. Come on down and celebrate the new space, see our show, and look at what these women have made possible. That’s what we call walking the walk.

Performances: November 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings) with possible extension dates of December 5, 6,7, 12, 13, 14.

Tickets: watch this space — tickets will go on sale in mid-​October

Anacostia Playhouse is located at 2020 Shannon Place, SE, WDC

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