After a sold out run in Philly Theatre Week 2020, THE BED SHOW IS BACK!
THE BED SHOW is an on-going immersive site-specific talk show that covers all things "bed culture" the history of beds, bed horror stories, the mattress industry to personal relationships to beds, sleep, love, sexuality, and intimacy. Did we mention its performed in an actual bed in someone's apartment? Think of it as the sleepover party you never had. An unforgettable night of intimate storytelling that brings the audience into the experience through a series of different games. Trust us, this is not your mother's talk show. This show is strongly recommended for audience of 18 years of age or older.
NOTE: ADDRESSES FOR PERFORMANCES WILL BE EMAILED TO PATRONS FROM BEDSHOWOFFICIAL@GMAIL.COM THE DAY OF THE PERFORMANCE.
Friday, March 24, 7:00pm-8:30pm; 9:30pm-11:00pm
Saturday, March 25, 7:00pm-8:30pm; 9:30pm-11:00pm
Friday, March 31, 7:00pm-8:30pm; 9:30pm-11:00pm
Saturday, April 1, 7:00pm-8:30pm; 9:30pm-11:00pm
Sunday, April 2, 3:00pm-4:30pm
A limited number of (5) pay-what-you-can tickets per performance made through Philly Theatre Week will be available here.
General Admission $16 tickets will be available here.
Bring your own pillow! Seating is limited! Bedtime attire is encouraged, but not required!
"We all sleep. We all have lifelong relationships with our beds and the spaces where we rest. Most people experience love, intimacy, and sex, too. All of these things are a part of what we call "bed culture", which Nuria and I dive into exploring head on (or should we say, bed on?). The Bed Show is an immersive storytelling sleepover party--part storytelling show, part sleepover, part fun, part serious--and 100% good time. This is a show for anyone who has ever slept, ever laid down, ever dreamed, and for anyone who has close relationships in their life: be it platonic, romantic, or familial. This piece is a hilarious, candid look into me and Nuria's lives as performers and as people that celebrates the voices of a Black queer woman and a fat queer white person, that has something for everyone." -Creator, Sean Pollock
A REMINDER THAT ADDRESSES FOR PERFORMANCES WILL BE EMAILED TO PATRONS FROM BEDSHOWOFFICIAL@GMAIL.COM THE DAY OF THE PERFORMANCE.
The Bed Show premiered the summer of 2018 in New York City with Sean Pollock and Jon Schuta, directed by Hana Mastrogiacmo, produced by Alyssa Berdie and Unattended Baggage.
In 2019, another rendition of The Bed Show was a part of Title:Point's SalON!: I Am A Beast With Eyes On All Four Sides with Pollock and Emma Howard in Brooklyn, NY.
In 2020, the show was completely re-constructed and had a successful run in Philly Theatre Week where it was lauded as one of the "Ten Picks For Philly Theatre Week".
In 2021, an excerpt was performed at the Friday The 13th Comedy Show at Shovel Bar, NYC.
Conceived by Sean Pollock
featuring contributing material by Nuria Hunter (2020-present), Emma Howard (2019), and Jon Schuta (2018)
Originally Directed by
Hana Mastrogiacomo (2018)
Originally Produced by
Alyssa Berdie (2018)
Philly Theatre Week: March 24-25, 31, April 1, & 2nd, 2023.
Excerpt performed in Spooky Friday The 13th Comedy Show (2021)
Philly Theatre Week (2020)
Excerpt performed in SalON!: I Am A Beast With Eyes On All Four Sides at JACK in Brooklyn, NY (2019)
New York, NY (2018)