Soliciting Temptation

By (author): Erin Shields

In a sweaty hotel room, a lonely businessman and a young woman meet for sex. Somewhere between reality and fantasy, the sex becomes talk and the talk becomes dangerous. Nothing is off limits in this battle of morality, economics and desire. This witty, dark and sexually charged new play by Governor General’s Award–winner Erin Shields shines a light on the complexities of sex tourism and our preconceptions about love.

AUTHOR

Erin Shields

Erin Shields is a Canadian playwright based in Toronto. Much of her work highlights the negation or misrepresentation of women in classical texts by adapting these stories through a feminist lens for a contemporary audience. Erin has won numerous awards for her work including the Governor General’s Literary Award for If We Were Birds and the Quebec Writers Federation Prize for Paradise Lost and The Millennial Malcontent. Other plays include Jane Eyre (Citadel Theatre), Piaf/Dietrich (Mirvish Productions/Segal Centre), Beautiful Man (Factory Theatre), The Lady from the Sea (Shaw Festival), and Instant (Geordie Theatre/YPT).


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“Bold, Momentous, Sublime: The best thing about playwright Erin Shields’ gripping psychological thrill ride is that you don’t have to be on either side of a debate to enjoy the structurally sound story vehicle. Fraught with the unpredictable, this is the kind of play that reminds you how filthy the brine is at the bottom of a blocked drain when the morally impermissible goes unchecked. [Soliciting Temptation] unites the heart and mind for a new understanding of human behaviour.”


“Shields is the real thing.”


“Erin Shields Soliciting Temptation is full of surprises. It unfolds in a series of narrative and character reversals… The season’s best new Canadian play.”


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Dimensions:

96 Pages
8.34in * 5.38in * .28in
140.00gr

Published:

April 10, 2015

ISBN:

9781770913332

Book Subjects:

DRAMA / Canadian

Language:

eng

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