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Fremont Centre Theatre
1000 Fremont Avenue South Pasadena, CA 91030
626-441-5977
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88 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 04 2010

Good acting but I found some of the situations not to be believable. The play lasted about one hour.

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28 reviews
22 stars
attended Apr 03 2010

Loved this play - and almost everything at the Fremont Theatre. This play had wonderful character development through a most interesting story. In addition to fine acting, it was a lovely sensuous performance.

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 27 2010

Sorry to say I was dissapointed. The dialogue consisted of too much arguing between the two charracters and was pretty much boring. I was looking forward to this play for a whole week and it ended up being a let down. Never really understood why...continued

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Description

Manila the prostitute is a matter-of-fact businesswoman. She provides a commodity for a fee. This isn’t quite enough for her client, who likes to fantasize when he engages in sex. But Manila is also a woman of intellect, which means she is capable of some fantasizing of her own, and it is her fantasies which are the keys to her own fragility and vulnerability. Her business is not so simple, after all.

The revered Italian playwright, novelist, screenwriter and essayist Dacia Maraini is famously a feminist, which means that her treatment of erotic themes extends way beyond the merely titillating. Prostitution provides a dramatic metaphor for various aspects in male-female relationships, including issues of power and domination, as well as the objectification and commercialization of women. Prostitutes have often been protagonists in popular narrative. Maraini goes beneath the surface of popular stereotype to give Manila a human face.

Is “Dialogue Between a Prostitute and Her Client” sexy? Yes. But its political underpinnings also make it thoughtful.

About the Ticket Supplier: Fremont Centre Theatre

Fremont Centre Theatre is a 75-seat non-profit, professional theatre. 2005 Winner of The Gold Crown Award from the Pasadena arts council, Arts In Business Award from the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and the Red Carpet Award from Women In Theatre, FCT has gained a reputation for producing works for the stage that are original, unusual and meaningful. The productions are frequently about artists, scientists, authors, historical or current events and issues, and most often are previously unproduced and unpublished works.