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Welcome Maya Icela! May 20, 2009

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Production Manager Mark Meuter and his awesome wife Rosa welcomed Maya Icela into the world on Monday, May 18. We can't wait to see what she thinks of the 09/10 Season line-up.

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Seattlest on Fabre - "Actually Featured Orgy, Social Critique" May 18, 2009

Jeremy Barker from Seattlest posted a review of Orgy of Tolerance this afternoon:

Jan Fabre may be direct, but he's not didactic. In Orgy of Tolerance, which played last weekend at On the Boards, he avoids becoming just another European leftist railing against capitalism and instead delivers a nearly two-hour exploration of the fear and loathing that underlies Western liberal capitalist society.

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Artsjournal review of Jan Fabre May 18, 2009

Regina Hackett at Another Bouncing Ball reviews this weekend's performance:

Jan Fabre's splendid company saves him from the didactic tedium of his text, but just barely.

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Orgy induced insomnia May 18, 2009

Christopher Frizzelle at the Stranger opened up a thread about Orgy of Tolerance. See what commenters have to say about show.

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People are talking about Jan Fabre May 16, 2009

The show this weekend has kicked off some debate. Words (fighting and otherwise) have started to hit over at the Stranger:

The show—which involves competitive masturbation, sodomy with rifles, and a shopping-cart ballet—is playing this weekend and I'm already receiving emails and overhearing arguments about it.

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Seattle Times reviews Orgy of Tolerance May 15, 2009

Misha Berson from the Seattle Times writes:

As an unfettered (sometimes unclothed) Euro-stomp howl against the sins of a bespoiled Western Civilization, this "Orgy" is certainly impassioned.

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Troubleyn | Jan Fabre | <i>Orgy of Tolerance</i> May 15, 2009

Welcome to our review blog for Orgy of Tolerance. Read our patron reviews, press reviews, and click on the Comments button to read the comments of others. Take a moment post your own thoughts!

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Active Viewing May 15, 2009

Please try this experiment with me: attend Orgy of Tolerance at On the Boards. Observe, react, process in sleep and in waking. Pull yourself together the following morning, sit down to read some news, clutching your coffee for comfort and support. Possessed by some demon, decide you might as well read the online article the Atlantic has recently posted on SpongeBob SquarePants. Hold on tight as interesting and horrifying associations speed through your mind.

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Troubleyn's Orgy of Tolerance May 15, 2009

I had not quite registered the image onstage until I heard, "Sometimes this is just the more modern way of doing things." The cast was onstage warming up in their underwear and sports socks. Someone else responded, "Oh, now I see why everyone is sitting so close." I was sitting in front of an older couple and their friends who were seemingly out for a nice night of art/theatre. The piece began and launched into a masturbation competition. I’m fairly certain that they didn’t know what they were in for and I very was happy that they came. I'm not sure they were.

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Orgy of Tolerance May 15, 2009

"When you sit on your sofa at home in the evening and watch television," says Fabre, "you see so much perversity and violence, such extreme excess, that as an artist you cannot top it."

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