I'm headed to Cedar Rapids, Iowa this weekend, March 30-April 1, for UNcover: An Art Exhibition with An Erotic Vibe. Hey, Cedar Rapids is becoming hip these days. Back to my old theater stomping grounds for a fun-filled weekend of nude paintings, nude photography and dirty performance pieces. Artists from 13 states, Russia and Norway will have their art on display. I wrote and entered a 10-minute play called, "Pass the Salt, Please". Synopsis? OK - imagine what would happen if the dinner conversation of a married couple in their 50’s resembled the script pages of a scene in a pornographic film? As these two catch up on the day’s events, their banter morphs from “ho-hum” to “whoop-eee!” – without missing a “bite”. The scene reflects the state of sex in the America of the feminine mystique, as viewed by feminist Betty Friedan.
Anyway, lots of my theater compadres will be in attendance, along with a few nude - and painted waitresses - which made my decision to attend all the more worth it. A little wine, some fancy appetizers and the right music and who knows - maybe we'll have a reenactment of the "be-in" scene from HAIR (which I actually performed in). Plus I cast the play and directed it - the little direction it needed, so I'm excited. Oh - the photo is by photographer Tracy Lee of Washington D.C. She'll have seven of her photographs on display at the exhibit. Check out http://www.uncovercr.com/UNcoverPoster.pdf for the poster information and look in the top right corner.