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Love Is A Dirty Word
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Run of Play:
06/17/17 to 07/16/17
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*Photos By Aaron Epstein

 

Theater:
VS.
5453 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles
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LGBT Content:

The most valuable aspect of this solo-auto-bio show is that Giovanni is sharing moments from a life that he, himself, led. A vivid rhythm of remembrance happens because he never pauses to analyze or evaluate what happened back then.

Growing up in Mississippi is remembered as moments lived with magnolia trees, craw-daddies and butter pecans… yet beneath the shadowed shame of a forbidden attraction to men.

Abandoned by his father at a young age, he finds a certain serenity when he's with his grandmother: a devout Christian woman… wise to his interests in things that manly boys don't have.

The title of the piece refers to a childhood sexual experience he has with a boy twice his age, and the immediate rejection after an idealized love, that wasn't really there to begin with.

For anyone, the evening reminds us that a humor and a romance of the little moments we all experience, can keep shame at bay. For sure if you're a struggling boy. Coming to terms with the life beyond the little moments, is part of being an adult, as painful as that can be. For LGBT audiences, the accuracy of moments lived by the actor, gives us a sense of what it was really like being young and gay in the south.

Reference Links:

LA Weekly

Stage Scene LA

Stage Raw

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