Soliciting Temptation by Erin Shields

Playwrights Canada Press

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Man, a middle-aged Westerner, waits in a squalid hotel room somewhere in a developing country anticipating Girl's arrival. He's planning to have sex with her; it's discreet so his wife won't know, and it's cheap. When Girl, a very young, barely legal local woman, finally shows up, she's silent and poised. Is this how it usually works? Or is she hiding something explosive, something that could take Man down? Soliciting Temptation shines a fresh light on the complexities of sex tourism and explores power struggles within gender, sex and class.

Year Printed: 2014
First produced in 2014 at Tarragon Theatre, Toronto.

Male Cast: 1
Female Cast: 1