PuSh Festival presents Adrienne Truscott in Asking for It
Feisty, funny and very nearly naked, Adrienne Truscott stirs it up in this inventive, outrageous show about… rape. Stand-up comedy, dance, imagery, and one very special whistle make up a show that elicits gasps, laughs and—make no mistake—some serious reflection on sexual politics, female agency and the ethics of humour.
When women seem to be gaining and losing ground on a daily basis, Truscott again gives us the insight of a woman who has been taking notes all along. —Bust Magazine
Boozing it up as she performs, Truscott nonetheless remains clearheaded enough to examine the intersection of sexual assault and comedy. Headshots of various comedians and politicians sit on tables—male malefactors lined up for a caustic takedown. The topics and targets are varied: from rape whistles to rapper Rick Ross, polka dots to pussy puppets, this woman aims her satirical arsenal far and wide—and hits every time. In this moment of increasing feminist expression, Asking for It lands with special force; bold, bracing and subversive, it’s comedy with a lethal edge.
This show precedes Adrienne Truscott’s A One-Trick Pony, which is a FREE performance.
The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) celebrates its milestone 15th annual edition, January 17 to February 3, 2019, at various venues across the Lower Mainland. Featuring 26 works from 24 companies from 13 countries — including six world premieres — this extraordinary showcase of visionary collaboration and risk-taking is a highlight of the city’s cultural calendar.