Dates and Times
Mon 28 May at 7:30pm
Presented by CrossLine Theatre
An American girl finds herself shaking while sitting on the edge of the bath on her wedding night.
An English girl reapplies her purple lipstick and presses ‘record’ on her phone.
A Canadian girl lies on her back, on a snowy night, wondering…
What do these women have in common?
Friday Night Love Poem (written by Natalia Knowlton) tells the stories of three different women and their journeys to finding sexual empowerment. The play explores the consequences of living in a society that is hypersexual and yet fetishises virginity, where women are still internalising the idea of being objects of pleasure as opposed to being active participants in seeking their own sex lives. Poetry, dialogue, and the characters’ inner thoughts create a unique and compelling structure through which to explore these themes.
About the Company
CrossLine Theatre is run by Natalia Knowlton and Kara Chamberlain. They tell women’s stories inspired by their ancestry, their bodies and their social experiences. They hope for their work to inspire discussion, education and action. Past shows include: Cream Pie (CDD Festival at CPT ’15 & ’16), Just About Home (Oh Canada! F(eh)stival) and Impurities (Edmonton Fringe Festival in Canada).
Image credit: (c) Neelam Chattoo of Art is a Verb.