BONDAGE
BY: David Hines
DIRECTED BY: Matt Fontaine

CAST: Nicole Wiesner
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
SOUND DESIGN: Bob Rokos
COSTUME DESIGN: Nicole Wiesner
SET DESIGN: Beata Pilch
STAGE MANAGER: Alison B. Dornheggen

“An absorbing piece of theater, a one-woman show that keeps you gripped throughout it’s entirety…a brillant performance.”
-Rick Weed, Windy City Times

Bondage
…A searing expose of a night in the life of a prostitute.

…Spanning a range of infectious moods and deep emotions – humor, pathos, anger and hate – Liz talks about the trials and tribulations of her “profession”.
As she waits for a customer, she tells you about the do’s and don’ts of her job, about its potential and actual hazards, stories about the risks, the violence, the humiliation, and shares her views on sex, love, and morality. And that she does it because she needs the money.
A tale about the utter degradation of life in the sex industry.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
DAVID HINES: is a London taxi driver whose work regularly included driving home groups of prostitutes after their night’s work. By day , he is a part-time playwright, and listening to the girls he decided to write a play about a prostitute- “telling it as it as it is.” The result is Bondage – A night in the life of a modern day prostitute. David has been described as the most original voice in the English theatre;he has always tackled difficult subjects from an unusual point of view. Driving a taxi at night enabled him more time to write and an almost limitless supply of ideas and characters to write about.Bondage continues to be produced worldwide, winning international awards, and was filmed by Columbia Tri-Star re-titled Whore and directed by Ken Russell. In 1996, his controversial musical Rubber was produced in London and further productions are planned in the UK, Europe and US. His first novel, Batman Can’t Fly (1997) is published by Faber & Faber and has received excellent reviews. He is currently writing a one person play with music and dance on Vaslav Nijinsky and his life long struggle with insanity. David Hines lives in London and Italy.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Matt Fontaine assistant directed The Killing Game here at the Trap after gratuating from Columbia with a B. A. in directing. Other credits include The UnProffesional Theater Company. and Evening of Rant at the Abby Hoffman festival.


Opened: August 1999


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Associate Ensemble members:

Adam Huizenga
Sami Ismat
David Kaplinsky
Vic Kuligoski
Eddie Lynch
Josh Pennington
Christopher Prchal
Alex Stien
Alexander Trice
Nora Lise Ulrey
Kristin Davis*
(*Resident Stage Manager)

 

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