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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 1, 2004
CONTACT: Andrew Olson, (920) 493-3667

Mamet, Isadoora Put Laughter Front and Center

Love and lust fire the laughs in the Isadoora Theatre Company production of David Mamet’s adult one-act play Sexual Perversity in Chicago.

The comedy will take the stage at the Ephraim Village Hall May 7-9 and at the Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay May 14-16. All performances are at 7:30 p.m.

Set in the mid-1970s, Sexual Perversity examines the sexual revolution and its impact on two sets of friends. Craig McClelland and Jim Lautenbach play pals and co-workers Bernie and Danny, two guys struggling to understand the changes in male-female relationships. Bernie is focused on scoring and Danny is looking for love. This difference leads to discussions, observations and misunderstandings that are sometimes poignant and often absurd.

Wendy Garvoille and Carrie Larson take the stage as Joan and Deborah, roommates who also have different attitudes about their new-found sexual freedom. Deborah, like Danny, is looking for someone to love; Joan is looking for someone to punch.

"This show is simultaneously raunchy and the funniest thing I’ve seen in years," director Carol Lyons said. "It also is incredibly insightful about relationships of many kinds. And for those of us of a certain age, the angst and uncertainty of the 70s comes roaring back full-throttle.

"Mamet is one of my writing heroes and it is a joy to have the opportunity to do this masterful little slice of life," she added.

Due to the adult nature of this show, which has language and situations inappropriate for youngsters, people under 18 must be accompanied by a parent.

All performances begin at 7:30. Ticket reservations for Ephraim Village Hall (May 7 - 9) call 920-493-DOOR. Ticket reservations for Third Avenue Playhouse (May 14 - 16) call 920-743-1760.

Isadoora Theatre Company celebrates theatre through its basic elements of movement, music, story and thought. Isadoora Theatre educates the community by providing theatrical experiences of intellectual integrity. This mission is fulfilled by open self-examination and artistic risk. For more information about Isadoora Theatre Company, call 920.493.3667 or visit us at www.isadoora.com.
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