Demystifying the female body
Don’t say you haven’t been warned.
FLAPS is a play about the female experience of life and it unashamedly contains nudity, sexual content and strong language.
And if taboos don’t bother you, there is a good chance you are going to rave about it.
Presented by the Bits and Pieces Ensemble the theatrical performance is a a ‘‘devised play’’, which has been put together by more than 24 collaborators, five cast members and two curators.
Alice Kirker is producers of the show.
She says FLAPS is a very much a ‘‘tongue-in-cheek’’ play and although the cast and crew are all women, it is most definitely an outing that men would enjoy as well.
‘‘It is made up of 20-30 vignettes that flow together to make one show. one of the It does not have a single story line.’’
Kirker says the play takes ‘‘those girly conversations’’ that women have in seclusion and puts it on stage in a play.
‘‘You will see women being really honest about their bodies. There are no taboos. It’s just females talking about their sexuality.’’
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Kirker says it all started when they put a casting call out for females who would be interested in a play about women.
‘‘We got a lot of women, and we would have welcomed someone from the transgender community. But no one with a LGBTQA background stepped forward. We realised everyone we got had a vagina, and that’s how it all started.’’
FLAPS will be showing at the Basement Theatre August 23-27 at 6.30pm. Book via iTicket.