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One woman ‘Fleabag’ play to show in Bloomington Saturday



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The play “Fleabag” will show at 4 p.m. Saturday at the IU Cinema. This show is one of many in the “National Theatre Live” series. Alex Deryn

The one-woman play “Fleabag” will show at 4 p.m. Saturday at the IU Cinema. This show is one of many in the “National Theatre Live” series.

“Fleabag” was written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge in 2013 and is directed by Vicky Jones. After gaining popularity, the play was turned into the show “Fleabag” in 2016, which aired on Amazon Prime Video and on BBC.

Waller-Bridge is also the writer of “Killing Eve” starring Sandra Oh.

Waller-Bridge’s play follows the life of a young woman in London, recounted as she sits on a chair in the center of the stage. The woman shares intimate emotional and sexual experiences with the audience. As she offers more and more details about her life in London, it becomes apparent that Fleabag uses comedy to soften the blow of deep trauma and insecurities about her love and sex lives.

The television show adapted from her play won three Emmy Awards this year.

Due to mature content, this play is suggested for ages 15 and older. General admission tickets are available online, and cost $12 for IUB students and $15 for non-students.

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