Ends Oct 28

{my lingerie play} 2017: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!! The Final Installation

Members say: Entertaining, Absorbing, Great singing, Delightful, Raunchy
6 reviews
6 reviews

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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Over the course of four months, eight street installations of work connected to '{my lingerie play}' have taken place in Times Square, Washington, D.C., and New Orleans, which will culminate in Rattlestick’s production of '{my lingerie play} 2017: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!!' The show explores Oh's experiences from her first lace bra to the vengeful loss of her virginity, from dating to being arrested, from feeling fat in an FAO Schwartz to helping kidnapped brides in Kyrgyzstan, to revealing most importantly, what drove her to take her clothes off in Times Square to kick off her unapologetic ten installations of '{my lingerie play}' to create a saner, safer, more respectful world for women to live in.

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The New York Times

"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." Full Review


"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." Full Review

Time Out New York

"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." Full Review

Lighting & Sound America

"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?" Full Review

The Huffington Post

“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.” Full Review


“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.’” Full Review

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Delightful, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if everybody should see this, especially if you love interactive art and building a sense of community

Don't see it if you voted for trump. or maybe that's extra reason you should

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if you like rock/punk cabaret style storytelling.

Don't see it if you are homophobic, frigid, don't like immigrant stories, and don't like glitter (it will follow you home, believe me!).

Funny, Absorbing, Exquisite, Relevant, Great singing

See it if You're up for a good time enjoying great songs, hilarious and meaningful speeches. One of the best off-bway shows I've seen and loved

Don't see it if You don't care about LGBT communities or the current situation we're all living not only as women but as human beings

Ambitious, Profound, Great music

See it if Concert, Feminism, Queer, POC, sex-positive - at the end of the show you'll be standing up cheering because we need to hear this

Don't see it if Actually I think everybody should see this show - it is challenging but we need to go through this together

During previews
Enchanting, Intelligent, Raunchy, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want a body- and sex-positive concert with brutally honest anectdotes on the state of society today.

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of glitter, audience participation, or intersectional feminism.

During previews
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Raunchy, Great singing

See it if You need a pick me up in a presidency that seems to be sucking the life out of most in this city.

Don't see it if You prefer a boring night in.