Sometimes a sausage is just a sausage and sometimes a sausage is more than the sum of its parts. In her quirky quasi-comedy, [PORTO], Kate Benson tries to have it both ways. This metaphysical work, which had a successful run at the Bushwick Starr last year, features sausages that are created and consumed, debated and adored. Of course, by sausage, Benson actually means the amalgam of lust, sex... Read more
WP Theater continues its 2017-2018 Off-Broadway production with the Off-Broadway premiere of Kate Benson's [PORTO], a co-production with The Bushwick Starr, in association with New Georges.
(Photos by Maria Baranova)
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A woman walks into a bar. Her name is Porto. She’s a regular. She likes this bar: serious food, serious wine, serious bartender–a staple in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood (perhaps Bushwick?). Her friends, her wine, and her artisanal snacks are there; her doubts about being a Modern Woman are put on snooze. A handsome stranger walks in and orders something special. Disruption ensues: an upside-down romantic comedy unfolds inside and outside her head. Desires of all kinds are awakened with a ferocious thump. A nice smile is a nice smile, but can we enjoy the sausage once we know how it’s made?