[PORTO] by Kate Benson

9/13/18

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Studio One, Riffe Center

77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

614-558-7408

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A new play the New York Times calls: "Stealthily ferocious, comfortingly hopeful" and "Very Funny." "An exhortation to get out of your head and live, in thoughtful pursuit of joy." In Kate Bensons [PORTO], a handsome stranger walks into a bar and orders something special, disruption ensues and an upside-down romantic comedy unfolds inside and outside her head. Desires of all kinds are awakened with a ferocious thump. A nice smile is a nice smile, but can we enjoy the sausage once we know how its made? ultimately a play about learning to look out rather than always, always in. Vulture calls it: "a smart, surprising ode to the modern womans anxious, circuitous quest for simultaneous self-actualization, pleasure, and perhaps even love ' an examination of the conditioning we receive, the ways in which we wake up to it (or dont), and what we decide to do about it." Directed by Eleni Papleonardos