{my lingerie play} 2017: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!! The Final Installation
West Village
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{my lingerie play} 2017: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!! The Final Installation NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Relevant, Absorbing, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Quirky

About the Show

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Rosalind Productions presents the final part of Diana Oh's epic installation, a concert-show in which she models, sings, and chronicles her relationship with lingerie.

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Diana oh is a force of nature, both good and not so good

See it if Oh galvanizes audience to actively participate in this show; she dominates stage like cross between Bette Midler & Dionysus

Don't see it if this is concert NOT a play/telling amusing story of Oh's life; Oh's exhortation 2 accept LGBTQ world anything but subtle; outrageous stunts Read more

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Ambitious, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you need a theatrical release from the current socio-political climate. This is important work that is direct and sincere.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with coming face to face with hard hitting & often times very intimate issues.

Critic Reviews (8)

October 9th, 2017

"A glitter bomb of feminist and queer protest that feels just right for this cultural moment. And while '{my lingerie play}' isn’t truly a play — it’s more of an indie band concert infused with storytelling, politics and mostly voluntary audience participation — it is definitely theater...As angry as '{my lingerie play}' is, and it is pretty angry, it’s also a friendly, feel-good celebration of human beings sharing a space where it’s safe for them to be themselves."
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October 9th, 2017

"If the production loses a little of its sizzle by coming indoors at the Rattlestick, that doesn’t mean it loses its reason for being...Oh’s songs can be damn good. Her sermons aren’t as effective; it’s hard to agree, in a theater of all places, that 'Courage is a lace-front wig.' Yet Oh makes a mighty preacher, rallying the converted into a sincere and openhearted circle."
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October 9th, 2017

"Unquestionably daring...It just leaves you feeling like a revved-up engine with nowhere to go...It's a confused web of free-flowing thoughts and emotions, for which she preempts criticism by arguing that theater holds a mirror up to the times…That doesn't compensate for her sloppy arguments and logical gaps, but there is an undeniable feeling of safety in the literally and figuratively messy room Oh curates for her audiences."
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October 18th, 2017

“To describe Diana Oh's newest performance art installation as the pep rally that precedes the dismantling of the patriarchy is by no means a knock on her vibrantly raucous mixture of glitter, soap bubbles, anger, art and activism...It's between the music segments where '{my lingerie play}' truly gets kicking...If there's a prevailing intention immersed in Oh's performance, it's the need for every individual to take on the responsibility of contributing to the healing."
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October 10th, 2017

"A cross between a Montessori kindergarten and a campus pep rally, 'My Lingerie Play' is the ultimate bubble entertainment, airing a laundry list of ultraliberal pieties to an audience of the already-convinced by a star who seems blissfully unaware that all her provocations were tried long ago...Everyone leaves, having been treated to a warm bath of self-affirmation. Well, I left bemused. Is this tame striptease really what passes for daring, avant-garde theatre these days?"
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October 15th, 2017

“Annie Sprinkle meets Penny Arcade meets Reno meets John Leguizamo in the person of Diana Oh. In her latest confessional-slash-concert, Oh first appears with large blue eye makeup (reminiscent of Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra), a black and red kimono that eventually comes off to reveal a red bra, which in turn comes off, exposing her voluptuous body. Oh also exposes her victimhood as a Korean-American in a ‘patriarchal, capitalist, cis-heteronormative society.’”
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October 9th, 2017

“On pressing contemporary body and gender issues her heart is in the right place…That the intermittently intelligible rock songs are standard-sounding items that could have been written any time in the last 40 years isn’t much of a problem. Some of those audience-involving segments are…Why she believes these actions will turn those going along with it into committed activists is anybody’s guess.”
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October 17th, 2017

"It presents righteous anger and frustration with the patriarchal status quos of race, gender, and sexuality. Oh’s performance is simultaneously enraging and inspiring, comforting and nurturing...Fast-paced and emotional...It’s during the moments when Oh blends her personal narrative and her political beliefs that '{my lingerie play}' is at its finest. Her convictions are so deeply felt that the combination feels both seamless and organic. Thankfully, it’s never preachy."
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