Disrobed: Why So Clothes-minded?

Critics

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Audience

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UPDATE: The notorious play, DISROBED, is moving to a monthly residency at Studio C, which is along Theatre Row in central Hollywood, along with 3 new actors! The heartfelt comedy was nominated for Best Immersive Show at this year’s 2019 Fringe Festival! Performances will now be on the first Saturday of every month, starting Sat, Nov. 2 at 11pm. The show includes a naked wine and cheese after party. Tickets for the Nov. 2 show are now on sale.

The latest incarnation of "Disrobed: Why So Clothes-minded?"

The producers of the HFF16 immersive hit, Love the Body Positive, are back with the comedy, “Disrobed: Why so clothes-minded?” The play has been adapted and updated by Steven Vlasak (HFF18’s Nights at The Algonquin Roundtable) from the British naturist classic, “Barely Proper” by Tom Cushing. It’s Meet The Parents with a twist! Skye is about to introduce her conservative boyfriend to her family. But she’s never told him that she and her family are all nudists! Will their relationship survive? Once again, this immersive theatre experience requires the audience to be in their birthday suits. You are also welcome to wear a face mask, if you prefer a little anonymity. Don’t forget to bring a clothes bag, be freshly showered and have a towel to place on the seat! All photography is prohibited and all cellphones must be turned off and stored in the clothes bag upon entering the venue. Take the plunge!

Reviews

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This production is outstanding on so many levels!

The script is clever, silly, witty, poignant, tender, and challenging!

The message addresses shame, guilt, baggage, acceptance, inclusivity, choices, priorities, and freedom.

The performance was ambitious, brave, inspiring, and absolutely entertaining plus they delivered a powerful message with a gentle touch!

Congratulations to cast and crew for creating an amazing experience!

Totally Sweet! Bravo!

sweet - Stephen Box


Monique LeBleu

Although the “meet the parents” trope may seem a bit worn, what is unique here is the twist on the reasons for trepidation by one member of the couple. Brought before you is something that might never make the average deal breaker list, but presents a true test of an unconditional love that might endure. Knowing this was an adaptation of a play from the 1930s has made me curious to the original, as Steven Vlasak's update contains just enough contemporary cultural nods to make it fresh, while still containing enough tasteful, but not tactless, nudity puns to keep it funny and from feeling dated.

For the clothing optional performance of “Disrobed: Why so clothes-minded?” the show quickly brought the open nudity comfort level up with picture projections of everyday naturists during the walk in at house open. From there, the performers quickly did the same. When characters were comfortable, so was the audience. But by the same token, when the characters are nervous, we empathize more and find ourselves waiting for the moment that they become comfortable in their “skin.” The quickness and ease in which this all takes place brings well our focus to the emotions of the characters. This a testament to the actors, where only some are actual naturists, and the work of Director Brian Knudson. (NO EXTERNAL STORY URL LINK)

sweet - Monique LeBleu - LA Beat - ...read full review


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Overall, this show is a fantastic and professional attempt to seriously participating in the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The play itself, and its subject, is a love letter about the Naturalist community, by the community, to the community.
They excel at creating a safe and positive space.

sweet - Jackie Kotowicz - Haunting - ...read full review


Monique LeBleu

Although the “meet the parents” trope may seem a bit worn, what is unique here is the twist on the reasons for trepidation by one member of the couple. Brought before you is something that might never make the average deal breaker list, but presents a true test of an unconditional love that might endure. Knowing this was an adaptation of a play from the 1930s has made me curious to the original, as Steven Vlasak's update contains just enough contemporary cultural nods to make it fresh, while still containing enough tasteful, but not tactless, nudity puns to keep it funny and from feeling dated.

For the clothing optional performance of “Disrobed: Why so clothes-minded?” the show quickly brought the open nudity comfort level up with picture projections of everyday naturists during the walk in at house open. From there, the performers quickly did the same. When characters were comfortable, so was the audience. But by the same token, when the characters are nervous, we empathize more and find ourselves waiting for the moment that they become comfortable in their “skin.” The quickness and ease in which this all takes place brings well our focus to the emotions of the characters. This a testament to the actors, where only some are actual naturists, and the work of Director Brian Knudson. (NO EXTERNAL STORY URL LINK)

sweet - Monique LeBleu - LA Beat - ...read full review


Avatar

Overall, this show is a fantastic and professional attempt to seriously participating in the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The play itself, and its subject, is a love letter about the Naturalist community, by the community, to the community.
They excel at creating a safe and positive space.

sweet - Jackie Kotowicz - Haunting - ...read full review


Avatar

This production is outstanding on so many levels!

The script is clever, silly, witty, poignant, tender, and challenging!

The message addresses shame, guilt, baggage, acceptance, inclusivity, choices, priorities, and freedom.

The performance was ambitious, brave, inspiring, and absolutely entertaining plus they delivered a powerful message with a gentle touch!

Congratulations to cast and crew for creating an amazing experience!

Totally Sweet! Bravo!

sweet - Stephen Box