Beautiful Man by Erin Shields
BEAUTIFUL MAN is a raucous, bawdy, scathing satire of gender roles in popular film and television. In a world in which women are the subjects and men are the objects, three women talk about the latest Hollywood Blockbuster: a police drama starring a grizzled female cop, who is watching a TV show starring an Amazon Queen, who is watching a play starring a Roman Empress, who is watching a puppet show starring an aggressive cave woman. As one narrative folds into another, violence becomes more gratuitous, horrifying, and recognizable. All the while, a silent, beautiful man is increasingly subjugated and increasingly naked. Finally ... he speaks. BEAUTIFUL MAN is a cheeky, vicious, sexy evisceration of the stories we find ourselves consuming alone in the dark.
Keywords: feminist, comedy, satire, gender
Theatre Projects Manitoba (Part One) in Winnipeg in 2016
Factory Theatre (Full Play) in May 2019