Venue Details

149 Star Starred
Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
773-327-5252
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Margo Ruark
We ate at the Flat Top Grill 1 1/2 blocks west of the theater on Belmont ahead of time. We found street parking midway between Flat Top and 773, and it was free after 6 p.m... it was almost as perfect as on TV!
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Brettly
The weather was cold and windy. I wore Jeans and a casual button-up shirt. .
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Website

http://www.catharsisproductions.com/sexsignals02.html

Quotes & Highlights

Nominated as “speaker of the year” by readers of Campus Activities magazine.

Description

Blending a unique combination of improvisational comedy, education and audience participation, Sex Signals provides a provocative look at the issues of dating, sex and, ultimately, acquaintance rape on college campuses. The two-person show explores how mixed messages, gender role stereotypes and unrealistic fantasies contribute to misunderstandings between the sexes.

At their worst, these factors enable some to view date rape as simple seduction, and for victims of rape to blame themselves for their vulnerability. Although the message is a serious one, the show uses humor throughout to engage audiences in candid discussions about interpersonal relationships. Seasoned actors and educators, the performers strike a balance between laughing about the differences between men and women, and clearly communicating some serious messages about how we treat one another.

This interactive program was first produced and critically acclaimed as_ The Sensitive Swashbuckler & Other Dating Myths_ at Chicago’s highly respected Stage Left Theatre in May 2000. Since then, the show has been performed over 1,000 times at over 400 schools throughout the country. It has become one of the most popular programs on sexual assault awareness among college audiences and educators.

About the Ticket Supplier: Catharsis Productions

Catharsis Productions’ mission is to reduce interpersonal violence by producing artistically innovative and research-supported programming that challenges oppressive attitudes, transforms behavior and inspires communities to create a world without violence.

They educate audiences on challenging social issues in unexpected ways. Their programs encourage genuine dialogue, using humor, audience interaction and dynamic theatrical media to overcome the traditional defensiveness and preconceptions about these issues. Catharsis Productions look to engage audiences in tough conversations about interpersonal violence, in particular on the topics of sexual assault, harassment and oppression.

Catharsis Productions offers other dynamic, live interactive programming as well as keynotes, consulting, and training surrounding interpersonal violence working primarily with universities and military installations.