Forget about the birds and the bees: A new night of storytelling probes candid, real-life sex.
Head to Union Hall for “Bare!” — a performance showcasing true stories of lust, desire and romance told by comedians, actors and educators.
The first-person tales are inspired by a nightly topic — such as “My First” — and range from stories about high school romance to ones about sadomasochistic phone sex.
Storytellers are shameless, often funny and always brutally honest.
“To tell a good story about sex, you need more than a few minutes,” says pseudonymous host Jefferson Bites, explaining the subject matter isn’t always universal. “The audience has to go from, ‘What did he just say!?’ to “Ohhh. That’s how he fell in love at the orgy.’ ”
Storytellers include a sex-positive activist, an improv actor and a self-proclaimed “pervert” blogger.
Last month, the first performance drew a standing-room-only crowd, featured an on-stage sex toy “review” and an impromptu love story from an audience member.
This month’s topic is simply “More” — interpret as you like — and performances are followed by a sex toy raffle with goodies from Babeland.
One of the tales is told by Diana Adams, whose long-term polyamorous relationship was the subject of an MTV documentary. Her story is about the evolution from strict Christian to a queer activist.
“It’s important to talk openly about theses things,” she said. “It can be scary — but if we’re not doing it, who will?”
Bare! at Union Hall [702 Union St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 638-4400], Nov, 28, 8 pm, $5. For info, visit www.unionhallny.com.Reach reporter Natalie O'Neill at noneill@cn
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