AAPEX playwright Adrienne Dawes' World Premiere of "You Are Pretty" 2/7-23 (Austin) — Adrienne Dawes , You Are Pretty — AAPEX

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

AAPEX playwright Adrienne Dawes' World Premiere of "You Are Pretty" 2/7-23 (Austin)

For Immediate Release:
Contact Adriene Mishler, Marketing Director at st.idiot@gmail.com

You Are Pretty, at home with the anti-valentine

(AUSTIN, TX) St Idiot Collective announces the world premiere of You Are Pretty, a dark comedy about a modern-day brothel written by Adrienne Dawes. Directed Jenny Larson, You Are Pretty stars Lee Eddy (Austin Chronicle's Best Actress 2003-2007), Cyndi Williams (Independent Spirit Award Nominee for Best Actress-Room), David Yeakle, Carra Martinez, Michael Joplin, Alan Metoskie and Travis Hale. You Are Pretty will be performed as a site-specific production in a house, with a limited audience size of 10 people per night beginning February 7th, 2008 and closing February 23rd, 2008.

Inspired by HBO's documentary Cathouse and the book Brothel by Alexa Albert, You Are Pretty invites audiences into the intimate lives of the women and men working in the Hippie Ho House, a legal brothel located in the rural town of Moundhouse, NV. Their struggle to find love within the harsh environs of the brothel is met with a biting sense of humor and feminist perspective of the legal sex industry.

You Are Pretty has been developed with support from Austin Scriptworks' Seed Support Grant and received readings/workshops by St Idiot Collective, Live! Girls! Theatre (Seattle, WA), Studio 42 (NYC) and Sarah Lawrence College's Downstage Theater (Bronxville, NY). In 2004 the play was awarded the Lipkin Prize for Playwriting awarded by Sarah Lawrence College.

In the October 2007 issue of American Theater magazine local theatre artist Amparo Garcia Crow raved, ""If I could be a young artist again, I would join (or offer my house to) Austin's busiest actor troupe St Idiot Collective. Their site-specific valentine this February is You Are Pretty by Adrienne Dawes, an earnest tale about the legal sex industry from a feminist perspective that has turned - how shall we say? - romantic."

Tickets will go onsale beginning January 28th, 2008 available online at http://youarepretty.eventbrite.com. Admission to the opening night performance on February 7th will include goody bags filled with safe-sex products and gifts from project sponsors Early to Bed, Babeland.com and Forbidden Fruit valued over $25 each. Tito’s Vodka sponsors the opening weekend party February 8th, open to the public.

A limited number of press comps are offered for preview performances February 4th-6th, 2008 by special request.

The prolific Ms. Dawes also has a short play going up in NYC titled "Work Sucks" as part of VIGNETTES FOR THE APOCALYPSE 2 produced by End Times Productions. http://www.endtimesproductions.org/vignettes08.html. Plus, she'll be premiering a new play MARY TRILOGY in May with MIR PRODUCTIONS.

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