Next Tuesday come celebrate the Erotic Literary Salon’s 5th anniversary, May 21st. Free copy of SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013 will be given away, plus some special entertainment – Fusion Flamenco dancing by Irene Reinke.
Please watch this brief wonderful trailer; with Bach’s famous “Adagio from Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, BWV 974” in the background in cannot be bad. Trailer 2 1/2 minutes and an extra video of Van Anh playing the entire concerto, only 4 1/2 minutes.
1/2 Price Tickets – Bootycandy – The Wilma Theater, It’s My Party: The Women and Comedy Project – 1812 Productions – Plays and Players
Philly Fun Savers offering 1/2 price tickets to Bootycandy and It’s My Party. I shall be attending Bootycandy on Wednesday and It’s My Party on Thursday, join me. 1/2 price tickets are being offered for other days as well. Full price tickets are available through the individual theaters.
The meetup Passports to Pleasure will be meeting in the lobby 1/2 hour before the show. This is a group that attends the Erotic Literary Salon monthly and offers a lot of other wonderful events. http://www.meetup.com/PassportToPleasure/events/115937462/
A world premiere comedy from “Philadelphia’s reigning comic queen.” (American Theatre Magazine)
It’s My Party: The Women and Comedy Project is the culmination of two years of research, a dozen workshops, and nearly a hundred interviews with women from all walks of life—exploring, and exposing, the role of comedy in women’s lives. This comedy extravaganza features seven of Philadelphia’s funniest actresses and a script by Jennifer Childs in a one-of-a-kind theatrical event. http://www.playsandplayers.org
Behind a tall church pulpit, a fire-and-brimstone preacher delivers a shocking sermon to his congregation. On the tropical sands of a deserted island, two lesbians come together. And at the home of a young boy, Sutter, a mother scolds him for reading Jackie Collins romance novels. This is just a taste of playwright Robert O’Hara’s wildly imaginative anthology of sassy lessons in sex ed, a kaleidoscope of sketches that interconnect to portray growing up gay and African-American. With variety-show vivacity, outrageous humor, and real heart and soul, it tests how we talk about human desire and racial stereotypes at home, in church, and on the corner. Shantay! Sashay! https://wilmatheater.org
This Sunday, 5/12/13 Dr. Reverend Beverly Dale, an attendee of the Erotic Literary Salon, will offer the sermon – Out of the Head, Into the Body, then Out of the Body into Ecstasy. Dr. Rev Bev Dale as she is affectionately, has a wonderful website with some great FREE videos. http://www.beverlydale.org/home/
Sometimes we think too much. This can easily get us into trouble both in the bedroom and on our faith journey. Thinking too much in the bedroom can become what is known as ‘spectatoring’, the practice of watching intimacy rather than experiencing it. And, in our spiritual lives faith and religion simply get reduced to a list of things to believe and becomes a series of platitudes. (Yawn!) But, just as we can experience sexual ecstasy by getting out of our heads and into our bodies, this parallels the spiritual journey as well. We can be moved to experience the immeasurable greatness of God’s power and the unity of spirit that Jesus prayed for by shifting our attention in this same way. And in so doing it just might help us experience what the mystics have known through the centuries in all religions; ecstasy as a spiritual reality.
If this interests you, check out Rev Bev’s sermon at 10:00 a.m. at Tabernacle United Church, 3700 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA or watch their website for the audio recording. www.tabunited.org