SEPTEMBER 24 - 27, 2020

Sex at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

Sex

by Mae West
A TITILLATING COMEDY

Mae West’s first play was shut down for obscenity and got her thrown into jail for ten days. Until then 'Sex' was the best-selling play of the 1926 Broadway season, running ten months. Most of the police waiting to escort Mae to the clinker had already seen the show.

The laws enacted to censor her in New York and Hollywood were used years later to censor Tennessee Williams.


Performances



“I believe in censorship. After all, I made a fortune out of it.”
-Mae West

“Crude.”
-The New York Times

“The Babe Ruth of stage prosties.”
-Variety

 


The Festival’s production would have come from Seattle’s Play Your* Part under the direction of Michael Raimondi.

Play Your* Part is dedicated to inspiring action through captivating theatre - increasing equity and reducing violence, locally and globally.

We look forward to the possibility of presenting Play Your*Part in 2021

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