One-woman show will leave you shaken and stirred
What do you get when you take a trapeze act, mix with an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and serve with a dash of chaos? The answer is Jess Love’s autobiographical one-woman show: Notorious Strumpet and Dangerous Girl. With a heady cocktail of circus, theatre, and dubious life choices, this is a brutally honest performance that doesn’t shy away from the highs and lows of addiction.
The show swings fearlessly through Jess’ experiences as a carnie and fuses them with those her great great great grandmother and notorious strumpet, Julia Mullins: thief, prostitute, and drunk, transported to Australia courtesy of the crown.
Notorious Strumpet and Dangerous Girl explores both the genetic predisposition to addiction and the social conditions that might lead one to over-indulge in mind altering substances. The circus, with its danger, excitement and pretense, only slightly tempered by the sobering twelve steps, is a strangely effective medium for the subject of addiction.
Notorious Strumpet and Dangerous Girl is the much-anticipated solo work by Jess Love (The Candy Butchers, La Soiree) revolving around an unusual performance of dark comedy, hilarity and moments of hostility that will surprise and alarm, but most of all uplift your spirit.
Note: Contains nudity
Date: Saturday 25 March 9 pm
Venue: Castlemaine Goods Shed, Kennedy St, Castlemaine