The Naughty Prude: Theatre Edition

The Naughty Prude: Theatre Edition

On June 14th I was lucky enough to attend the opening night of the play “Bedtime Stories”, a play that is undeniably well executed and extremely cute. Showcasing at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse it was somewhat of an intimate setting, the venue not being overly big. Drayton Entertainment is one of Canada’s most professional theatre companies, showcasing plays this year such as “Annie”, “The Sound of Music” and “Johnny and June”, operating seven live theatrical venues. “Bedtime Stories” is written by Household name, Norm Foster whom is reverted as Canada’s most popular playwright. Being opening night the audience was overly excited and very welcoming of the play. “Bedtime Stories” is composed of six comedies that are intertwined in the play, all-taking place in a bedroom. The common similarity amongst all six 15 minute skits was the main characters were seeking love, companionship and security. Throughout the play you could catch the sneaky six degrees of separation between the characters in the play. The six skits within “Bedtime Stories” are an insight and reminder of just how private the bedroom is. One of the skits centered around a slimy radio show host, Eddie Nighthawk, whose goal was to make it on a daytime television show, and would do anything to excel his career. He paid 5,000 to a 50+ couple to have sexual intercourse on air. Throughout the play snippets of the couple [Betsy and Lou] making love are played- either incorporating it within another scene or playing it during a set change. “Bedtime Stories” caused uproars of laughter from the audience but still had the ability to retrospectively show the hardships of love and life. It was a play that was extremely enjoyable to watch, and I felt very lucky to be there opening night. The Naughty Prude gained inspiration from this play as it made me more introspective about intimacy and trust in the bedroom, not just physical aspects!

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