Cartoons provide the ability to innocently escape to an animated world without boundaries. A peep show provides, well, also the ability to “innocently” escape, but to tease a different sort of boundary, one with the slightest hint of naughtiness. The two may not sound entirely cohesive, but as director A. Nora Long explains, in EEP! Show, the relationship between fear and women in America is explored through the story of a young girl discovering “through play who she might be when she grows up, her dreams, and her anxieties.”
It revolves around the premise of your average peep show.
“Since we still haven’t ratified the Equal Rights Amendment, we have yet to fully resolve constitutional equality on the basis of sex,” Long says.
“So while women’s bodies have taken center stage in the political arena and popular culture, the subject of our personhood, our rights as citizens, has faded to the background. We are offering a peek into those issues so that audiences can decide if they’re cool with that.”
As the little girl of the show plays, her toys and stories come to life around her and within her imagination,
just as they did around us during our formative years, making EEP! Show something of a Pixar flick come to life onstage, all while maintaining a message. Featuring more than a few current pop songs, the show will also include a lullaby and a couple of mash-ups, as arranged by music director Veronica Barron.
As an added bonus: treats! “You’ll laugh, you’ll sing, you’ll think, and there are cookies afterward,” says Long. Seriously? “Seriously. After every performance, there’s a brief complimentary dessert reception with members of the cast and crew.”
With a combo of pop, sugar, and a hint of peep, EEP! Show may satisfy your sweet tooth yet.
BOSTON PLAYWRIGHTS’ THEATRE
THURSDAY 8.1.13-SATURDAY 8.17.13
949 COMM. AVE