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The Fisherman’s Wife: A Sex Farce With Sea Creatures
Atwater Village Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
Drawing inspiration from the foremost example of tentacle porn — Hokusai’s famous 200-year-old Japanese erotic woodcut The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife — playwright Steve Yockey (Disassembly, Cartoon) seduces the audience with another of his brutally hilarious fantasias with The Fisherman’s Wife. In this wild sex farce, Vanessa’s marriage to Cooper has grown stale. She wants excitement and passion. He merely wants to provide for her the best way he knows how: fishing. While Cooper is out at sea, Vanessa receives a visit from a mysterious traveling salesman with a bag full of danger. And he’s not the only one new in town: a ravenously horny giant squid and octopus have settled in under the dock, ready for whomever comes their way. Gates McFadden directs.