With both darkness and humor, Lethridge reveals a side of human nature that is often neglected and ignored.
Innocent Flesh is written in a multi-layered style that uses poetry, dance, and a modern take on the classic Greek Chorus to express the many obstacles that underage prostitutes face. Lethridge unveils the secrets of how girls from all walks of life can find themselves on the streets, where they sell their bodies to men. It is performed by a cast of four female actors, whose characters end up in "the life. Their stories deal with love, abandonment, rape, abortion, and molestation. Throughout the play, each character's poignant cry for self-worth seems to fill a bottomless void with love. One by one, their hardened façades melt to reveal soft and vulnerable spirits.
This amazing and provocative play is heading off-Broadway, Winter 2012.
ZEPHYR THEATRE | 7456 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90046 | 323-642-7606
WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS Feb 8, 9, 15, 16
"The four actresses are all terrific..... Their work is grounded in a genuine pathos that stops short of anything that feels like self-pity...." - WeHo News
"The audience really is forced to listen, maybe for the first time, to what these girls have to say. Because it really is all about them." - LA Theatre Review