Shine a Little Light

We're squeamish. We can hardly believe people even get Brazilian bikini waxes, let alone give them for a living. It seems so invasive; isn't that hair there for a reason? Yet ripping off the follicles around your anus is hardly the weirdest thing you can do to your body — and bodies themselves are hardly innocent, as they surprise us daily with unasked-for eruptions, debilities, and failures. At Porchlight, a monthly "storytelling series," hosts Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte round up a group of more or less regular people, from poets to truck drivers, to step onstage and testify. This month, the theme is "The Skin We're In: Tales of the Human Body," and one of the performers is Reny Ryan, professional asshole waxer. Yep. Others include Jennifer Sey and Kelly Corrigan, authors of body-conscious memoirs, and Ed Wolf, local HIV educator — bet he has some interesting conversations with strangers.
Third Monday of every month, 8 p.m.; Fri., July 15, 8 p.m.; Third Monday of every month, 8 p.m. Starts: Sept. 15. Continues through June 20, 2008

 
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