Dreamed 2004/5/20 by Wayan
My dreams keep saying "Express your feelings more, especially sex. Flirt! Only openness will heal your bleeding heart." So what do I do all day? Stay in and write!
But that evening I go out to see my friend Cameron Galloway's play The New District Manager. Cameron's a businesswoman so no-nonsense she has her vagina removed. Now she can climb the corporate ladder on equal footing with the guys!
But the vagina, tossed into the Bay, crawls out... and becomes a goofy performance artist! Cameron the comedian, basically. The vagina talks in her sleep, too--happy little murmurs, my favorite bit in the play. It's a wonderful parody of The Vagina Monologues--or is Gogol's The Nose?
It all ends unresolved--how do you heal that split? But her take on the dilemma is so funny!
In the San Francisco hills, I'm shown
She lounges on a pillowed bed,
Snuggling up she says "I don't know where
Yet for now I am glad to view
And in that golden light I realize
First Impressions was Jane Austen's early title for the book we now know as Pride and Prejudice. I fear I'm Mr. Darcy.
A NOTE ON CAMERON GALLOWAY
Cameron generally debuts her surreal comedies in San Francisco at the annual Fringe Festival (August) or at the Diva Fest (May). So if you happen to be in town...
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