Pleasureville

Playwright
Ellen Denny
Genre(s)
Comedy
Running Time
1 hrs 30 min
Acts
2
Cast Size
Total
3
Female
2
Non-specific Gender
1
Synopsis

​What’s a city gal to do when she gets dumped, reno-victed, and has zero job prospects? Move to a small town and open a sex shop! Leah Bowman has more experience with emojis than running a business, but she’s got a Masters in Human Sexuality, and a mission to destroy the stigma on female pleasure… The only problem is, her sole customer is a farm granny named Rose, who just wants a job. As bankruptcy looms, Leah is inspired to organize the town’s first Women’s March, dubbed the ‘Pleasureville Pussy Riot’. Orders for hand knit pussy hats pour in! But after the event, Leah’s best friend Ash has their own take on feminism’s hottest accessory, and its exclusion of the trans and non-binary experience. With Leah’s first taste of success comes a bitter truth: Has she already lost sight of her lofty ideals?

Development History

​Workshop supported by PARC and Neptune Theatre (Halifax), July 2019

Production History

​World Premiere at Neptune Theatre (Halifax), October 2019

Publisher / Script Contact
Name
Ellen Denny
Phone
519-495-4044
Email
ellen.denny@gmail.com