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Moving Parts Theater, Inc. Presents
Rites of Privacy
Thursday, August 16, 2007 through Sunday, September 30, 2007

Your Secret's Safe... You're Not

Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

“In his one-man show, David Rhodes sings, dances, and portrays five characters, each with a secret to tell. Ranging from a genteel Southern widow, to a New Hampshire fisherman to an elderly refugee from Nazi Germany, they allow for an array of joyfully employed dialects, outfits, and wigs, which Rhodes sheds between scenes in order to tell stories from his own life…warmly delivered” - The New Yorker

“Whether he’s a fading Southern belle, a Holocaust survivor, a gay Belgian club kid or merely himself, Rhodes is nothing short of entrancing. The stories are funny, touching and occasionally shocking.” – HX Magazine

“…a magnetic and exciting work of theatre… "Rites of Privacy" offers plenty of food for thought on its tantalizing main subjects of privacy, secrecy, rituals, and transformation; and it introduces us (inside and out) not only to a mesmerizing and talented actor but to a compelling collection of characters who have much to teach us about the powerful lure and danger of not telling.” – NYTheatre.com

“… during "Rites of Privacy," performer-writer David Rhodes seems genuinely in control… Clarinda Delaboise, Rhodes' towering Georgian lady, harbors a nasty secret about her husband's death. The eventual revelation isn't vile or mean-spirited -- it's just sad, and it illuminates this armor-plated character, holding up to the light the things that can embarrass her enough to penetrate her defenses. Rhodes seems to know that Clarinda is both grand and a little silly, and to love her excesses.
…there's a character known only by his personal ad handle, boi4u2use... He's an immigrant from Belgium…who finds the love of his life in the New York club scene…the eventual tragedy that befalls the young man and his boyfriend is genuinely touching.” – Variety

“… a transcendent moment early on in "Rites of Privacy," when one of the characters mimes playing the harp while singing Noël Coward's syrupy anthem "I'll Follow My Secret Heart." Fingers twirling, voice aquiver with tremolo, caricature is transcended to reveal an inner essence with a ridiculous force, something artists like Charles Ludlam knew to be a pathway into pathos.” – Backstage
 


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