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14 Sat Jul 2018

VB READS: FEAST & FICTION

MONICA: THIS PLAY IS NOT ABOUT MONICA LEWINSKY

By Dianne Nora

Saturday, July 14th @ 9pm

Through a series of scenes between Monica Lewinsky and different imagined lovers, this play asks what the cost of intimacy is, how we reckon with our past selves, and what we talk about when we talk about Other Women. Jumping in time between 1990 and 2017, we meet Monica at pivotal moments in her life: struggling to commit to couples’ therapy; realizing she’s about to meet a lover’s family for the first time; in the middle of a one night stand far away from home; in the moments after she’s lost her virginity; trying to comfort a partner who’s lost a parent; and watching Donald Trump become elected President. 

While many of Monica’s lovers appear only once in the play, every other scene focuses on the relationship between Monica and Sam, a recent divorcee who wants to build a new life with her. Rather than offer a definitive Lewinsky biography or focus on the scandal that brought her worldwide notoriety, this play offers a contradictory portrait of a contradictory woman, and allows us a chance to ponder, personally and nationally, just when it all went wrong. 

$75 PRIX FIX from 7pm-9pm
INCLUDES TWO COURSE DINNER
ONE GLASS OF HOUSE WINE OR BEER & TICKET TO THE SHOW

$45 AT THE DOOR 
STARTING AT 8:45PM 
INCLUDES ONE GLASS OF HOUSE WINE OR BEER, DESSERT & TICKET TO THE SHOW

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