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?
Workshop supported by PARC and Neptune Theatre (Halifax), July 2019
World Premiere at Neptune Theatre (Halifax), October 2019