THE BED SHOW (Unattended Baggage): 60-second review

Sean Pollock and Nuria Hunter in THE BED SHOW.

For those of you that are in the mood for something a little different, Unattended Baggage’s The Bed Show provides a delightfully immersive peek into “bed culture.” Creator and co-host Sean Pollock (disclaimer: he’s  a friend. Sometimes that’s hard to avoid in Philly!) defines bed culture as “all things related to the bed.” This includes dreams, sex, sleepover, intimacy, the mattress industry, and sleep. He, along with co-host Nuria Hunter, are experts at bringing making the audience feel comfortable and ready to have a good time.

The show’s structure borrows from Neo-Futurist theater; think Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. The various segments have a nice contrast of tones and form so the hour run-time flies by.  Prepare to listen to some stories, play some sleepover games, and share about your own experiences with, in, and on beds

The show travels around the city with different cohosts and in different bedrooms. So getting to see some cool Philly houses is an added perk!

[The February 8 performance took place in a house in Fishtown, The Bed Show will play Friday, February 14, 2020 at a house in West Philly (address provided upon purchase)] February 8 + 14, 2020unattendedbaggagecompany.com; theatrephiladelphia.org/whats-on-stage/philly-theatre-week-the-bed-show

 

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Joshua Herren

Josh Herren is a writer and third-grade teacher living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Josh has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated summa cum laude in history (American concentration) and art history, with a minor in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies. His thesis "Furious Acts: AIDS and the Art(s) of Activism, 1985–1993" won the Rose Award for Outstanding Thesis. Josh is passionate about education, theater, and convincing others that Philadelphia is the greatest city on earth.