When confronted with nudity in a theatrical performance I usually have a three-part reaction that goes as follows:. My immediate reaction 1 is a stubborn holdover from my prude evangelical upbringing; the naked body, that cesspool of sin, must be kept covered lest lustful demons invade the soul. All three reactions are sprinkled with the prurience that is my lot in life as a hetero male or as a sexual being of any orientation, for that matter. Stage nudity introduces a special kind of danger to a show, a risk shared between performer and spectator.
Parisians brave chilly temperatures to attend play -- in the nude
Nick Hern Books | Naked : By Luigi Pirandello, Adapted by Nicholas Wright
Facebook Twitter Email. CNN — Actors are known for baring their souls on stage. But the cast of a new French play went a step further -- and so did their audience. This was a request made even more daunting by the weather -- Paris saw temperatures hovering just above zero degrees Celsius 32 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday. The play's creators claim it is the first play 'by naturists, for naturists. But for those who braved the chill, the show appears to have been a hit -- the theater commended the "successful experience" on Twitter, while the French nudist community welcomed it with open arms. It focuses on a brother and sister who visit their parents' beach house, only to discover that no one in the vicinity is dressed.