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    Missionary Position: Pleasure Journeys for the Intrepid Lady Explorer (SESSION 3)

    Presented by at Salvage Vanguard Theater

    June 3 - June 18, 2016


    Missionary Position: Pleasure Journeys for the Intrepid Lady Explorer (SESSION 3)

    Glass Half Full Theatre presents the newest session in their ongoing comedy series, Missionary Position: Pleasure Journeys for the Intrepid Lady Explorer (Session Three). Amelia Weatherbeaten (Caroline Reck) and Eleanor Dangerbottom (Cami Alys) are Victorian-era Lady Explorers and Spokeswomen for Hartman’s Hygenic Towellettes for Ladies, the first commercially available menstrual products for women. They travel around the world at the turn of the 19th century, hocking their products and lecturing hilariously on topics of interest to the Ladies Society for Ladies, Where Ladies Share Knowledge with Ladies. (That’s you.)


    The topic for Session Three is Riding your Bicycle to Freedom and Other Lofty Apogee. Jay Byrd returns to his role as the Lady Hostess of the Ladies’ Society, joined by SPECIAL GUESTS COURTNEY HOPKIN, INDIGO RAEL, AND SONNET BLANTON. With the assistance of these ladies and a pair of High Wheeler bicycles, Matron Dangerbottom and Mistress Weatherbeaten shall inspire all ladies on the wobbly path to Suffrage and instruct them on the etiquette of “riding astride.” Part P.T. Barnum sideshow, part Victorian Geographical Salon, these ladies will offer a seat at their table but you won’t stay in it for long. Anticipate a raucous, interactive, inventive evening that kicks the stuffing out of stuffy “period” theater. Join us for the final theatrical performance ever at Salvage Vanguard’s Manor Road location before the doors close.

    Reviews of previous sessions:

    From The Chronicle:

    “In less than an hour, these two proficient performers demonstrate their mastery over all manner of comedic devices . . . Others may wish to prolong the absurd debate over whether women can make people laugh, but for me the case is settled, with my split sides from this show providing the latest evidence for the affirmative.”

    From the Statesman: Missionary Position” is only an hour long, but could indeed be longer — it’s that entertaining. Among audience members, it wasn’t uncommon to see heads thrown back in laughter in response to Eleanor and Amelia’s antics. Actresses Alys and Reck’s half-smile-half-grimace facial expressions, peculiar euphemisms for “that time of the month” and physical comedy is not to be missed.

    Caroline Reck, Writer/Director (winner of B. Iden Payne & Austin Critic’s Table awards for Outstanding Script, Direction, & Puppetry, and Critics Table for Best New Play) has teamed up with Cami Alys (Intergalactic Nemesis, Industry Night) to devise this original series featuring:

    Cami Alys as Matron Dangerbottom

    Caroline Reck as Mistress Weatherbeaten

    Jay Byrd as the Hostess of the Society for Ladies

    Special Guests Courtney Hopkin, Indigo Rael, and Sonnet Blanton

    Sound by Taylor Juarez and K. Eliot Haynes

    Lighting by Sadie Langenkamp

    Costumes by Pam Friday and Monica Pasut

    Scenic by Caroline Reck.


    This is a comedy series for adults. Mature kids and teens welcome at the discretion of their adults. Sexy stuff is mostly innuendo. Language is PG. There will be gender-bending.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION email, or visit our website

    Glass Half Full Theatre is a Sponsored Project of the Austin Creative Alliance.

    ACA is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

    Missionary Position: Session Three is supported by the Creative Fund.

    Salvage Vanguard Theater

    2803 Manor Road
    Austin, TX 78722

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    $15 - $25

    Pay what you can Sundays

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    Pay what you can (at the door) on Sundays

    Phone: 512-541-9192

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