***Whore Works to be presented at the
FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL
Sugar Valley Theatricals
a play by Juan Michael Porter II, directed by Patricia R. Floyd
with Bryan Webster & Juan Michael Porter II
The Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street New York NY, 10014
4 Performances Only!
Saturday, July 17 at 5:30pm
Sunday, July 18 at 9:00pm
Friday, July 23 at 10:00pm
Sunday, July 24 at 6:30pm
Tickets $18.00 available online at THEATERMANIA
This is my first time doing this...........
I've NEVER paid anyone for sex before.........
WHORING IS HARD WORK. And now the competition is about to get stiffer with the influx of the newly jobless. Whore Works takes a sharp, witty, balls-out look at a black male hooker's day-to-night struggle with hating and sometimes loving men who are paying him to, well.........you know.
WHORE WORKS features a male prostitute (played by Juan Michael Porter II, near left) servicing several clients, (all played by Bryan Webster, far left) over the course of several vignettes that are by turns pulse-quickening, thought-provoking, hilarious and surreal. Whore Works presents a new benchmark in theater, an unflinching, stereotype-exploding exploration of black male sexuality.
Director and screenwriter Stephen Winter (New York, Je t'aime, 2009, starring Kevin Bacon and Julie Christie; producer, Tarnation, 2003): "What really took my breath away was the bold force and brilliance of the performances. This is some of the most shockingly fresh and lacerating theater I've seen."
Everett Quinton, actor, member, Ridiculous Theatrical Company: “Bryan Webster is absolutely brilliant. Every one of the people he created was so complete; none were caricatures. And what a smart writer Juan Michael Porter II is. After a point, you don’t know who to trust when you live in that world. Porter has an incredible sense of what that life is.”
Charles Rice-Gonzalez, artistic director, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!): "Whore Works is daring, fun, sexy and impeccably acted. The play ignites the current LGBT theater scene with its brave and challenging portrayal of Black men. Bryan Webster gives a tour-de-force performance that should not be missed.
"Darian Aaron, top-ranked blogger (Living Out Loud with Darian):"These two fine actors are so committed, they allow themselves to be completely exposed. And I mean that literally. It might not be a good idea to attend this show with your mother. There's something powerful about black gay love onstage, or, in the case of Whore Works, lust. I couldn't help but revel in the fact that for once there was a relationship presented in the theater that reflected the lives of two black gay men in all its complexity."