SHATTERED Explores Tragedy Through Comedy- Only 3 Shows Left!
LOS ANGELES - All her life, Diana Varco hasn't really hit it off with the fellas. In third grade she kicked her crush in the crotch and her dating life didn't really improve from there.
Shattered starts off with Diana asking herself 'why don't I date much or like sex?' What ensues is a whimsical and shocking journey through Diana's mind and past experiences that shaped her views of sex, sexuality and relationships. Playing over 35 characters, Diana delivers a powerhouse performance that is filled with wit, poignancy, and vulnerability.
"Shattered takes an unapologetic look at the variety of ways our sexual boundaries can be crossed and how that affects an individual," Varco said. Despite the weight of the topic, Varco also brings light and humor to her show, as well as a clever approach by personifying her emotions and states of mind. Audiences get to meet Shame, Truth, Denial and her personal favorite Mortified, along with characters from her past. Her show is being guided by acclaimed solo show artist and director Jessica Lynn Johnson, who Varco said was integral in the decision to share her story.
"Sexual assault is something people judge and joke about, but they don't really understand it unless they go through it," Varco said. "I wanted to write a show that explained the darkest parts of my journey, as well as the amazing strength that emerged in the process."
DATES AND TIMES:
Part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival
Saturday, June 17 - 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 21 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 24 - 9:30 p.m.
SacRed Fools Black Box Theater
6322 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038
General Admission: $15
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