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Old-Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance)

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Old-Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance), Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Theater, NYC Show Poster
Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Theater

425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

1hr, 5mins
0 Intermission
Important Dates
Apr 30, 2013
May 07, 2013
Jun 02, 2013
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The Public Theater presents avant-garde theater maker Richard Foreman's new work.


Rocco Sisto Explains Why the Avant-Garde <i>Old-Fashioned Prostitutes</i> Is Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen


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What Is the Story of Old-Fashioned Prostitutes?
Old-Fashioned Prostitutes provides the audience with snapshots from the memory of Samuel, who becomes enamored by an elusive coquette named Suzie. However, the show does not tell a linear story, and it is up to audience members to interpret the plot as they see fit.

Critics’ Reviews

This show is squarely for those who have always salivated over Foreman’s work and not for those uncomfortable with having no clue what’s going on.

Review by Matt Windman from AM NY

'Prostitutes' is impeccably turned out, using Foreman's signature stark colors (reds and blacks are always favored) and inventive lighting and sound design to fill in a disconnected story about a man...who orbits a coy coquette.

Review by Jason Clark from Entertainment Weekly

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Old-Fashioned Prostitutes Like?
Following avant-garde master Richard Foreman’s signature style, Old-Fashioned Prostitutes features a non-linear plot, enigmatic dialogue and various non sequiturs that combine to create an “expressionistic chamber-play,” as it is billed. The play is challenging to the notion of traditional theater, so be prepared for a fascinating ride!

Is Old-Fashioned Prostitutes Good for Kids?
Considering that many adults find themselves puzzled at the show, it’s best to leave the kids at home for this mystifying Foreman outing.