This drama depicts one young, working class woman’s coming of age in the Bronx and the suddenly frightening passage from the safety of the corner candy store to the shadows and cat calls of the street corner. More…
In 'The Store One Block East of Jerome,' Carmela Petrelli, a seasoned stripper who has lived her life defiantly in the face of sexual abuse, has an unexpected encounter with Professor Paula Brownell, an academic more comfortable studying women than with living life. At a time when high profile sexual harassment cases are everywhere, Castillo offers this candid and intimate conversation between two women. 'The Store: One Block East of Jerome' contains nudity, explicit language, and sexual situations; parental discretion is advised.
See it if You’re interested in female sexuality and women’s issues
Don't see it if You have problems with plays about female issues. However you really need to see this is you gave problems with female issues
See it if You have an interest in the other side of sex work and the human interaction of two women from different sides and understandings.
Don't see it if You have any issue with talk of sexuality and the female body.
See it if You are interested in the personal histories of people considered marginal by society. You enjoy exotic dancing.
Don't see it if Vulgar language and nudity disturbs you. You're not interested in a stripper/prostitute telling her story.
See it if great female-only cast; powerful costumes, dancing & music; humbling portrayal of a woman's relationship to sexuality
Don't see it if there is dancing and music, but it's not feel-good cabaret
Also the staff of the theater was very very friendly
See it if The theatrical history of women using sexuality as means of power and the conflicts that involves resonates with you.
Don't see it if The history doesn't matter and you want to to see more contemporary efforts on the same topic or nudity and profanity offend you.
See it if Laverne DeFazio might have become a stripper if she never met Shirley Feeney and this is her story while beautiful girls perform burlesque.
Don't see it if Full frontal female nudity doesn't cover the fact that this good idea of a play is underwritten. The dialogue feels forced and repetitive.
See it if you;ll enjoy a deep sexually loaded interviews with a prostitute/dancer, interspersed with some burlesque dancing in between sessions.
Don't see it if you are offended by profanity, some nudity and sexual topics
See it if You want to hear a story about a woman growing up in the Bronx and the things, such as family and "friends" that impacted her life.
Don't see it if You are not comfortable with plays that have adult content and nudity. You don't want to see a play about female exotic dancers.
See it if you like to see women scantily dressed. or undressed, or if you are interested in troubled youth, specifically sexually abused women.
Don't see it if you are offended by women taking their clothing off or not particularly interested in their back stories.
See it if Purportedly about male domination and abuse, but really one stripper's barely credible story. Nudity, erotic dancing. Lacking motivation.
Don't see it if Want meaning, motivation and good acting? Not here. If nudity and graphic language turn you off, stay out of town. Nice people, though.
See it if You enjoy experiencing the personal, intimate stories sparked by oppression and inhumanity. Also, great dancing!
Don't see it if You prefer action-based protest plays.
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