Christian camp can be enlightening—and not just in a religious sort of way. The summer humidity swirling with adolescent pheromones in those sex-segregated cabins can be a dangerous combo, contributing to more than one sexual awakening over the long history of sleep-away camp. That’s exactly the setting in which 14-year-old Jana and Titi meet in Camp Wanatachi, an electro-musical by Natalie Elizabeth Weiss and Bekah Brunstetter that grapples with the intersection of the young girls’ religious and sexual identities. The play made its New York premiere at the Fringe Festival in 2009, and is back for a full-fledged, hormone-soaked run.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Starts: Jan. 21. Continues through Feb. 6, 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 12, 2011