Rudman to Probe Body at BLB, January 2010

November 30, 2009

Returning by popular demand after an acclaimed run at last summer’s Minnesota Fringe Festival, Prof. Damon Rudman will deliver his definitive exposition of THE PROBLEM OF THE BODY, an examination of the question: “Why is our society ashamed of bodily urges?” at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, Sunday, January 24 & Thursday, January 28. —> Info & tix

Like John Waters channeled through Sir Kenneth Clark, Prof. Damon Rudman examines contemporary American attitudes toward bodily urges by comparing today’s US media with jaw-dropping imagery from other times and places.

Damon Rudman is the Jonathan Wad Endowed Professor and Proctor of Scatology and Sexology at the Upper United States University (Up.U.S.U.). He asserts:
“Many people decry the amount of sex and vulgarity in US media today. They feel that our society is losing its way, and they long for restoration of what they think of as “traditional” decency. However, history and anthropology prove that prudishness has seldom been the norm. On the contrary, in comparison to other cultures, we still stand out as uncommonly ashamed of our bodies and their urges; acknowledging them is seen as perverse and suppressing them is seen as natural. By juxtaposing contemporary media with artifacts and verbal accounts from other times and places, I will deconstruct contemporary attitudes surrounding our urges for sex, food, sleep, and the defecatory urges (including belching, spitting, nose-picking, farting, pissing, and shitting). Expect mind-blowing edutainment, fun for your whole family—depending, ya know, on what your family is like!”

“Rudman’s findings are uplifting, penetrating, and not as messy as you might think!”
—Patrick Scully, impresario of Patrick’s Cabaret

Advisory: Mature (and much immature) content.

2 shows only at
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN
Sunday, January 24, 2010
& Thursday, January 28, 2010
Doors open at 6:00 PM, Showtime: 7:00 PM

Tickets: $12 ($10 with a Minnesota Fringe button)
Information and tickets at:  (612) 825-8949 or


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