Orgasmo Adulto Escapes from the Zoo
AUTHOR: Franca Rame, Dario Fo, Estelle Parsons, E. Parsons
PUBLISHER: Broadway Play Publishing, Incorporated
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This collection includes nine monologues concerned with sexual and domestic issues and female oppression: A WOMAN ALONE, MAMMA FRICCHETONA (THE FREAK MOMMY), WAKING UP, WE ALL HAVE THE SAME STORY, DIALOGUE FOR A SINGLE VOICE, MEDEA PROLOGUE, MEDEA, MONOLOGUE OF A WHORE IN A LUNATIC ASYLUM, and IT HAPPENS TOMORROW. Dario Fo and Franca Rame are Italy's best-known performers, playwrights, and political activists. Award-winning actress and director Estelle Parsons toured this version of ORGAMSO ADULTO ESCAPES FROM THE ZOO, concluding with a triumphant run at Joseph Papp's Public Theater in New York. A WOMAN ALONE: Maria, a housewife, has been locked up at home by her jealous husband. Come to think of it, all the men in her life have been oppressing her. Good thing she has a gun. MAMMA FRICCHETONA (THE FREAK MOMMY): A mother becomes a gypsy in order to pursue her son who has joined a commune. WAKING UP: A working-class woman prepares for work while taking care of her baby. Meanwhile, her husband sleeps. WE ALL HAVE THE SAME STORY: A woman's double is a doll who says four-letter words to attract men. DIALOGUE FOR A SINGLE VOICE: A young woman invites her boyfriend up to her room. If her father wakes up, he'll cut off the young man's balls with an ax. MEDEA PROLOGUE: An introduction to the monologue MEDEA. MEDEA: A rebellious woman reacts to betrayal by resorting to infanticide. MONOLOGUE OF A WHORE IN A LUNATIC ASYLUM: A prostitute tells her life story to a psychiatrist. IT HAPPENS TOMORROW: A woman relates her story of torture as a political prisoner.
PUBLICATION DATE: 7/1/1985