Peg-Ass-Us at Brown University: March 15 at 7:30 pm

A play about love (and butt-sex)

BE FOREWARNED: THIS SHOW contains nudity and sexually explicit content.

March 15th @ 7:30 PM

Rites & Reasons Theatre  (155 Angell St.)

John Leo and Sophie Nimmanit have created a clown show about anal sex.  Yes, you read that right.  And no, not for kids.  They bill it as a “Sex-Education Burlesque”

The show features sing-a-longs, how-to’s, romance, puppets, and soul-baring striptease.  Build in their passionate lover’s quarrels that unearth the messy entanglements of desire, fear, the need for acceptance, the hope for a sexual revolution – and the duo bumbles to a climax where everyone gets off.

Developed with help from an early run at Dixon Place’s famed living room on the Bowery, Peg-ass-us was rated “Best Comedy” at the 2008 San Francisco Fringe Festival. It has appeared at the Montreal Fringe Festival, the Brick Theater (Brooklyn), Bard College (hosted by the Queer-Straight Alliance) and returned to Dixon Place as Artists-in-Residence in October 2009. In February 2010, Peg-ass-us went on tour to Juneau (AK), Seattle and Portland, to perform in front of surprised and enthusiastic audiences!

Find out more about the show here:

John Leo is a Clown performer, director, teacher and a graduate of Bard College (Drama/Dance) and The Dell ‘Arte School of Physical Theatre. From 2001 to 2007 he lived in Juneau, Alaska performing and creating with Perseverance Theatre, KitschyYumYum Burlesque and Wild Rumpus Clown Theatre (Best of San Francisco Fringe 2003). Mr. Leo has toured his solo clown work throughout Mexico, Canada and the states and has received funding from the Alaska Council on the Arts and the Rasmuson Foundation. He is currently a pediatric clown doctor with the Big Apple Circus. Find out more at

Sophie NimmannitSophie Nimmannit received her B.A. in Theater at Yale, and has trained in mask, clown, Suzuki and other forms of physical theater. She has toured with the International Theatre Collective (St. Louis), and the LIDA Project (Denver). She recently appeared in MOSHEH at HERE’s Culturemart, and with The South Wing (AOI!) at the undergroundzero festival. Sophie ran VOTE DEBS!, an election-inspired political cabaret.




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