Many stage plays have been produced in which one or more actors are fully naked for large parts — or all — of the play. They may have major themes like shame and embarrassment, sexuality, exhibitionism, prostitution, or something else entirely. Classic plays may also be performed with naked actors — such as Shakespeare plays. Probably the great majority of these have been performed only in experimental theaters, on college and university campuses, and similar venues. Most of these, I think, have never been published so that they may be used by other theater companies. Cushing was an American playwright who had a modestly successful career with several plays being performed on Broadway between and A film with the same title was released in , but with a different plot. The play was eventually performed on Broadway, in , but got poor reviews. Cushing may have hoped the play actually would be performed within a few years, since nudism had just begun to gain some traction in the U.
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It might seem like a cruel joke on one of the coldest nights of the year, but French naturists are in the pink over the success of a Paris play the audience had to strip to see. Undeterred by chilling name of the venue, the Palace of Ice, nudists shed their winter woolies to watch the farce sending up those who object to their lifestyle. The one-off show, about a brother and sister who find themselves on opposing sides of prickly social issues, was the first all-nude show in a major venue in the French capital. The producers insisted that the audience must strip off to see the play, and that everyone must bring their own towel -- for hygiene reasons. The squabbling siblings "have to drop their masks and bare all to find a more relaxed common ground. Nudists gave the show the thumbs up. Naturists have been pushing to make their lifestyle more mainstream in Paris, with stand-up comedy nights, naked museum visits and a dedicated nudist zone in the city's biggest park. However, the French capital's first nudist restaurant, O'Naturel, will close next month because it could not put enough bums on seats. The content you requested does not exist or is not available anymore. Page not found.
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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.