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The Bedroom Plays is “good, clean, naked fun” at Mixed Magic Theater

The Bedroom Plays is “good, clean, naked fun” at Mixed Magic Theater

bedroom-playsKevin Broccoli is quite clear when he introduces “The Bedroom Plays,” his new summer show. “It’s good clean naked fun,” say Broccoli. “But always more fun with liquor.”

Okay, let’s get this out of the way. You will see naked people, ranging from various stages of undress to completely nude.

Broccoli has written ten short pieces which are in turn directed by ten different people. And each gets progressively racier, and as the night goes on, features more and more skin.

Broccoli calls the show “provocative, unique and incredibly entertaining,” and I’d have to agree he hit all three marks.

The night starts with a monologue called “A Thousand Orgasms.” Actress Jill D. Jones simply recounts her exploits with a man who provided her with the title of the piece. It’s a little sad, somewhat provocative, and skin-free. 

The second piece, “The Dirty Talk,” features a young couple trying to get “break” the other with increasingly filthy sexual things he or she wants the other to do. The first to break gets to stay up all night with their crying infant. Dirty talk, performed on a bed in night clothes.

Next up is “Something People Say,” where a gay couple on their first date arranges for a male escort to join them. Simulated sex acts here, and a wonderfully funny performance by Michael Shallcross.

In between each piece, Mary Paolino serves as emcee. She warns the audience what’s coming next, and dares folks to leave before things get out of hand. Broccoli thinks it would be funny to see audience members leave. I’m told that only happened at one show – so far. Paolino is terrific in her role, as she gets increasingly agitated at what’s about to come, and at people not taking her word about leaving. A terrific bit of casting by Broccoli, handing over a role you’d really expect to see him play. read more at 630wpro.com