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Erotic comedy explores gender and sexual stereotypes, late twenties angst

August 19th, 2014 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media

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Adult-rated show at Nanaimo Fringe takes the audience into ‘jock boy’ and ‘square girl’ stereotypes, challenging everyone with questions about objectification and relationships

picture 578cSQUARE: A Stage Pornography is an erotic comedy that explores the crisis unattached people face in their late twenties.  Eternal high school jock and big-man-on-campus Thomas Pankratz is in a rut and doesn’t care.  Smug and content in his extended adolescence, he happily goes about his daily business of being lewd, crude and clueless until the warm summer’s night he gets a surprise visitor – the girl he has dismissed for twenty years as dull and “square.”

The play is being performed at the 2014 Nanaimo Fringe Festival, at the Nanaimo Museum venue.


Johdell Lovelien is a talented engineer who is proud, successful and tired of people shunning her company.  Once again ignored instead of appreciated, she takes the initiative and comes up with a plan finely engineered to get the attention she knows she deserves.  Two grade school acquaintances struggle to discover each other. [Contains nudity and simulated sexual situations.]

We speak with Samantha Pawliuck (“Johdell”), Gary Alfred (“Thomas”), and director Dean Chadwick.

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Find tickets and information about SQUARE: A Stage Pornography and the Nanaimo Fringe Theatre Festival here.

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