Instead of spending your hard-earned cash on the boys on the pole, in the back of HX, or on the now ill-fated Craigslist escort “Adult Services” ads, go see some Whore Works, playing at the Kraine Theater for 6 more shows.
WHORE WORKS features a male prostitute (played by Juan Michael Porter II, who also wrote the play) servicing several clients, (all played by Bryan Webster, far left) over the course of several vignettes that are by turns pulse-quickening, thought-provoking, hilarious and surreal. If you’re a prude, from the Family Research Council, or don’t like male nudity and simulated sex acts, as George Clinton once said — KEEP YO DEAD ASS HOME!
The play explores the dynamics of sex for pay, and what happens when feelings get caught in the trade–but this is no Pretty Woman. Bryan Webster’s work is some of the stongest and most engaging character work I’ve seen in a long time on stage for an actor playing multiple roles. Sex aside, Webster’s work is worth the price of admission.
Sugar Valley Theatricals
a play by Juan Michael Porter II, directed by Patricia R. Floyd
with Bryan Webster & Juan Michael Porter II
Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues, New York
Thursday-Saturday, May 14, 15, and 16
Thursday-Saturday, May 21, 22, and 23
Thursday-Saturday, May 28, 29 and 30
All performances at 7:00 p.m.