Gum and the Mother of Modern Censorship

By: Karen Hartman

Directed By: Jasmine Withrow

March 3 - 6

Thursday - Saturday: 7:30pm
Sunday: 2:00pm

Show Run Time: ~2 hours

In this violent fairy tale, two cloistered sisters discover new appetites.  Gum takes place in a fictional fundamentalist country, inspired by a true scandal in which young Egyptian women were rumored to have had sex with boys in cars.  The explanation?  Tainted gum, part of a foreign plot to undermine the virtue of traditional girls.  Too outrageous to be real, too terrifying to be anything else, Gum depicts the glee and the horror of sexual awakening in a fiercely restrictive culture.  An office comedy behind veils, The Mother of Modern Censorship tells the story of a power grab in a world where purity is the ticket to success.  The setting is the Music Censorship Headquarters of a fictional fundamentalist country.  In the face of ever-shifting rules and restrictions, the chief music censor and her loyal assistant must prove they are worthy to screen out the smut.