SEX, CELLULITE AND LARGE FARM EQUIPMENT:ONE GIRLS GUIDE TO LIVING AND DYING

Genre: Solo Performance
River Huston

A one-woman performance based on River Huston's experiences as a sex columnist, dominatrix, marijuana farmer as well as an arrest for obscenity, running a marathon, surviving two terminal illnesses, cellulite and back fat, writing books, being named poet laureate, earning several degrees, (that's Dr River Huston to you), dating, marriage, moving to the country and financial ruin. This show is a unique experience because it gives you a glimpse into the life of a woman who despite all odds has overcome some harrowing life challenges and managed to find humor in all of it.

River combines her comedic talent as a standup with storytelling abilities that she has honed the last 15 years of talking with audiences as diverse as Japanese research scientists, monks, Texans and elderly gay men who want to spice up their sex life. She is able to incorporate her poetry in a way that even people who don't like poetry will find moving, interesting and engaging. If you have had a bad day or bad decade this show will make you laugh.

River Huston is an award winning poet, journalist, performer and activist. She is the author of three books of poetry, "Jesus Never Lived Here", "The Bones of Susan" and "In Which I Lost 1000 Pounds" and in 1995 was named The Poet Laureate of Bucks County. River was awarded the Dorthea Lange/ Paul Taylor award for "A Positive Life: Portraits Of Women Living With HIV" and is the creator of "Goddess: A New Guide to Feminine Wisdom". River is working on her forthcoming memoir, Thirteen Dogs and a Goat, which will be out in the spring of 2006.

She has been performing many incarnations of her one-woman show, Sex, Cellulite and Large Farm Equipment: One Girl's Guide to Living and Dying around the country from Boston to Omaha for the last 4 years in various venues including college campuses in almost every state, prisons, rehabilitation centers, theaters, cafes, bookstores, national and international conferences on health, women's issues and communicable diseases.


She has recently been working with coach, Cheryl King, who teaches internationally in Denmark, England and Wales, as well as in NY and Los Angeles and performs her own one-woman show, "not a nice girl" in theaters nationwide and abroad. Cheryl has helped River shape Sex, Cellulite and Large Farm Equipment into a truly polished, hilarious and moving performance.

About the Company: Midtown International Theatre Festival

The Midtown International Theatre Festival, now in its eleventh year, celebrates the diversity of theatre.  The MITF welcomes theatrical storytelling across a broad spectrum of genres, forms, identities, cultures, and appetites.  The MITF seeks to nurture these new ideas, perspectives, and stories on its stages, with an eye set on guiding these productions toward future success and longevity.  The festival, traditionally held in summer, represents a fantastic, often paradoxical, adventurous and intriguing cross-section of the forefront of the theatre world.  The MITF proudly hosts production companies from across the country and around the globe, uniting talent in one of the biggest theatre capitals in the world.

Mr. Chatterton created the MITF, a Midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, in 2000 as a way to present the finest off-off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety.  In 2008, the Festival added two 99-seat theatres and inaugurated the Commercial Division for upwardly mobile shows with commercial ambitions.  The MITF's artistic emphasis is on the script itself and therefore the Festival requests minimal production values.

Open:   07/24/05
Close:   08/06/05

Schedule:
Sunday, July 24, 6 PM
Tuesday, July 26, 6 PM
Saturday August 6, 3.30 PM
Theater:   Where Eagles Dare Theatre
Address:   347 W. 36th St. ground floor
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:$15.00, $10.00 Students and Seniors
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Company: Midtown International Theatre Festival         Official Web Site: www.midtownfestival.org