ACE IN THE HOLE

Dan Savage inspires strap-ons onstage

There's nothing documentary theater won't tackle, is there? Crazy Christians, hate crimes, the death penalty, and now "pegging." Pegging is, of course, the sexual act in which a woman penetrates a man's anus using a strap-on dildo—something that happens a lot more frequently than one would imagine. Dan Savage coined the term in his column in 2001, graciously creating this neologism for real-life couple John Leo and Sophie Nimmannit. The pair decided to share their indulgence with audiences in Peg-Ass-Us, which chronicles their own exploration of the act. In taking the topic on, they, well, "butt heads." But in the end, a mix of puppetry and original banjo songs relay the fruits of their anal labors.
Feb. 13-14, 11 p.m.; Feb. 20-21, 8 p.m., 2009

 
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