Dick Pix continues Nov. 3, 4 at 7:30pm at Public Space One (120 North Dubuque St., in the basement of the Wesley Center). In addition to regular street parking, two parking ramps are close by: Parking Pappajohn Business Building at 21 E. Market St. and Tower Place Ramp, 355 Iowa Ave.
Following the performances, audiences are invited to stay to discuss the play with the author, director, and cast.
Tickets are $13, $10 for students and seniors.
Dick Pix depicts graphic images including scenes of sexual violence and suicide. No one under 18 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Dick Pix is a satirical comedy about artistic integrity, gender identity, sexual harassment, and narcissism in the age of social media. Calvin Lively is a photographer and self-proclaimed provocateur in desperate need of an idea for his next installation. Grace, his girlfriend and publicist, and Fin, his best friend and art dealer, are turning up the heat as the deadline approaches. Meanwhile, two eponymous Art Handlers complicate the situation when they become the target of Grace’s unwanted attention. As the title suggests, Calvin’s installation involves large-scale photographic prints of his own penis selfies (tastefully framed). Though the show is a financial success, Calvin is unprepared for the sudden and unorthodox ways in which both Grace and Fin’s own internet stars rise as a result leaving Calvin feeling like an anachronism in a world where he’s used to being at the center. Calvin has one last big idea that will cap off his body of work with a bang. Directed by Gavin Conkling.
Calvin – Gavin Conkling
Grace – Taylor Clarey
Fin – John Crosheck
Mrs. Marbleblatt – Valerie Davine Bills
First Art Handler- Weiyi Zhang
Second Art Handler – Heather Johnson