The Pleasure Project

Critics

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Reviews: 4

Audience

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Reviews: 5

Thu Aug 22, 12:00am

Described as "the love child of The Vagina Monologues and Mars Attacks!", The Pleasure Project tells the story of five aliens preparing to leave earth in light of an impending nuclear war who pose the question, can the clitoris save humanity? This hilarious and irreverent multi-media one-woman show combines film, dance, music, lip-syncing, and donut holes. "See this show." - The Advertiser "You will laugh, you will learn, and every woman will relate." - The Adelaidian "Bogle proves that she is one of the best." - Glam Adelaide "Funny, engaging, informative and empowering." - Ms. Magazine Runtime: 45 minutes Written & Performed by Ava Bogle Directed by Rachel Avery Produced by Michelle Hanzelova Executive Produced by Beth Behrs

Reviews

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"As a Vagina Monologues meets Mars Attacks copycat and running neatly at 45 minutes, it's a femme-light, non-nuclear entertaining diversion. Bogle's caricatures are exceedingly soft-core in their respective points of view and she is masterful in her gelastic presentation of them. Lively and campy and a fun time all around."

sweet - Tracey Paleo - ...read full review


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"This science fiction comedy is directed by award-winning Rachel Avery, who obviously really enjoys the chance to create mini-worlds for each of Bogle's characters. With a little help from Lily Bartenstein's production design, this frolic takes off."

sweet - Elaine L Mura - ...read full review


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"Ava Bogle is a triumph. If the world ever comes to an end, I hope this show, and Bogle's unique voice, carry the human race through it. Her characters are nuanced and smart, sexy and undeniable. Her blunt view of humanity is brave and staggeringly funny. I found myself gasping at her turns, masterfully commanding the theatre with zany hilarity one moment, while offering up biting poignance the next. Our audience reveled in her connection and her honesty. I can't wait to see more from Bogle and this creative team. There's something magical brewing here. Why did it have to end?"

sweet - Dylan Saunders


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"Ava Bogle is refreshingly witty in her one woman show! "The Pleasure Project" is hilarious while being unapologetically honest about females and our current political climate. The charisma Ava brings will leave you feeling both empowered and euphoric :-)"

sweet - Alexis Schmidtberger


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"Ava Bogle and her brilliance dazzled and floored me on Friday night. Her writing and portrayal of all of her aliens was hilarious and genius. I had to remember to breathe on one occasion, as I was laughing that hard. The message was what really struck me and had me nodding my head, releasing audible, inadvertent "mmm hmm"s and pumping my fist constantly! In a time when the state of politics and the war on female rights and sexuality seem to continually go hand in hand, we NEED more theatre like this. It's going to open the conversations, and keep the ones rolling that have already started between woke folks. It's real, truthful, uplifting and In the end, gives me HOPE. Please don't let June 24th be the end of this incredible piece of work!!! ... I say Broadway.❤️"

sweet - Will Rothhaar


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"Ava Bogle is outstanding in The Pleasure Project. Her wildly creative performance brings bundles of laughter and truth to our current political climate. I left the performance with a smile on face and an empowering feeling. To to speak so freely about sexuality is so important and this performance broaches some tough topics forcing conversation. Can't wait to see what she comes up next. 45 minutes wasn't long enough!"

sweet - Jessica Amen


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"Enjoyable throughout...clever one-woman show about sexuality. Bogle brings a joyful, playful panache to her subject and exudes a sort of knowing innocence and good-naturedness. Imbued with a certain joie de vivre that makes it good fun to sexperience."

sweet - Ed Rampell - ...read full review


Ashton Marcus
"Funny, complex and a breath of fresh air."

sweet - Ashton Marcus - ...read full review


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"I have seen THE PLEASURE PROJECT: CAN THE CLITORIS SAVE THE WORLD? twice. TWICE!! Two nights in a row!! It is original and brutally funny. Ava Bogle is a weird and gorgeous GENIUS!!! The audience was much bigger the second night. Be warned: word of mouth will sell it out. Do. Not. Miss. This. One."

sweet - Nancy Linehan Charles


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"As a Vagina Monologues meets Mars Attacks copycat and running neatly at 45 minutes, it's a femme-light, non-nuclear entertaining diversion. Bogle's caricatures are exceedingly soft-core in their respective points of view and she is masterful in her gelastic presentation of them. Lively and campy and a fun time all around."

sweet - Tracey Paleo - ...read full review


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"This science fiction comedy is directed by award-winning Rachel Avery, who obviously really enjoys the chance to create mini-worlds for each of Bogle's characters. With a little help from Lily Bartenstein's production design, this frolic takes off."

sweet - Elaine L Mura - ...read full review


Avatar
"Enjoyable throughout...clever one-woman show about sexuality. Bogle brings a joyful, playful panache to her subject and exudes a sort of knowing innocence and good-naturedness. Imbued with a certain joie de vivre that makes it good fun to sexperience."

sweet - Ed Rampell - ...read full review


Ashton Marcus
"Funny, complex and a breath of fresh air."

sweet - Ashton Marcus - ...read full review


Avatar
"Ava Bogle is a triumph. If the world ever comes to an end, I hope this show, and Bogle's unique voice, carry the human race through it. Her characters are nuanced and smart, sexy and undeniable. Her blunt view of humanity is brave and staggeringly funny. I found myself gasping at her turns, masterfully commanding the theatre with zany hilarity one moment, while offering up biting poignance the next. Our audience reveled in her connection and her honesty. I can't wait to see more from Bogle and this creative team. There's something magical brewing here. Why did it have to end?"

sweet - Dylan Saunders


Avatar
"Ava Bogle is refreshingly witty in her one woman show! "The Pleasure Project" is hilarious while being unapologetically honest about females and our current political climate. The charisma Ava brings will leave you feeling both empowered and euphoric :-)"

sweet - Alexis Schmidtberger


Avatar
"Ava Bogle and her brilliance dazzled and floored me on Friday night. Her writing and portrayal of all of her aliens was hilarious and genius. I had to remember to breathe on one occasion, as I was laughing that hard. The message was what really struck me and had me nodding my head, releasing audible, inadvertent "mmm hmm"s and pumping my fist constantly! In a time when the state of politics and the war on female rights and sexuality seem to continually go hand in hand, we NEED more theatre like this. It's going to open the conversations, and keep the ones rolling that have already started between woke folks. It's real, truthful, uplifting and In the end, gives me HOPE. Please don't let June 24th be the end of this incredible piece of work!!! ... I say Broadway.❤️"

sweet - Will Rothhaar


Avatar
"Ava Bogle is outstanding in The Pleasure Project. Her wildly creative performance brings bundles of laughter and truth to our current political climate. I left the performance with a smile on face and an empowering feeling. To to speak so freely about sexuality is so important and this performance broaches some tough topics forcing conversation. Can't wait to see what she comes up next. 45 minutes wasn't long enough!"

sweet - Jessica Amen


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"I have seen THE PLEASURE PROJECT: CAN THE CLITORIS SAVE THE WORLD? twice. TWICE!! Two nights in a row!! It is original and brutally funny. Ava Bogle is a weird and gorgeous GENIUS!!! The audience was much bigger the second night. Be warned: word of mouth will sell it out. Do. Not. Miss. This. One."

sweet - Nancy Linehan Charles