Dolores French is a career prostitute who loves her job. She is also an actress-writer whose solo show My Life as a Prostitute will play six nights at Highway Performance Space, Sept. 14-16 and 21-23. French's show, which was directed and produced by Lisa Q. Mount, features stories, sagas, video clips, wild humor, sage advice and lots of phone sex. She says it's "an evening of education in the practical moralities of a sex-positive life--and by far the cheapest way anyone will ever get to spend a night with me."
Among the other upcoming theatrical events at Highways are Ricardo Peralta's My Blue Angel (Sept. 8 and 9); The Seventh Annual Hot and Sticky Performance Extravaganza (Oct. 5, 6 and 7); and Nesting Dolls: Drive, with Cid Pearlman (Oct. 19-21).
Peralta's performance piece delves into the story of his coming out through magical encounters with his guardian angel. Hot & Sticky was curated by Deborah Oliver and will offer an eclectic evening of short works by such actor-performers as Rika Ohara, Ulysses Jenkins and Clam Lynch, among others.
Nesting Dolls is a San Francisco-based punk-lyric group that specializes in mixed media offerings with titles such as "I brought my hips to the table" and "I dyed all your shoes black."
Highways Performance Space is one of L.A.'s leading gay cultural centers. It is located at 1651 18th St. in Santa Monica. For information and tickets call (310) 315-1459. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent