PHOTO CALL: Alyse Alan Louis, Steve Rosen, Luba Mason Explore the Porn Industry in The Civilians' Pretty Filthy

News   PHOTO CALL: Alyse Alan Louis, Steve Rosen, Luba Mason Explore the Porn Industry in The Civilians' Pretty Filthy
 
The Civilians' world-premiere production of Pretty Filthy, kicking off the 100th anniversary celebration of the Playhouse at Abrons Arts Center, officially opens Feb. 8, following previews that began Jan. 31.

Drawing on extensive interviews and research, The Civilians' Pretty Filthy explores the real stories of people in the adult entertainment industry and runs through March 1.

The cast features Alyse Alan Louis (Mamma Mia!), Luba Mason (Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, How to Succeed…), Steve Rosen (Spamalot, The Farnsworth Invention), Marrick Smith (The Underclassman, Fun Home), Maria-Christina Oliveras (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Here Lies Love), John Behlmann (Journey's End, The 39 Steps), Lulu Fall (Hair) and Jared Zirilli (Lysistrata Jones). Inspired by a tradition of classic musicals about show business, Pretty Filthy, according to press notes, "is the untold showbiz musical, based on interviews with adult entertainers. Armed with their notepads and recorders, The Civilians crossed the mountain range that divides Hollywood from the 'other Hollywood' — the San Fernando Valley, world capital of porn. The creative team conducted interviews and visited sets to get an insider's glimpse into a world that is far more than the sum of its (very) visible parts. The Civilians' time in the Valley captured a singular time in our culture; this digital era that’s radically transformed the business of sex. Pretty Filthy is ultimately a story about trying to make a life and a living in an ever-changing world — a task that's all the more complicated when your work is so intimately tied to customer 'satisfaction.'"

Here's a look at the production:

For more information, please visit visit AbronsArtsCenter.org.

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