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Written and performed by Shana Cordon, in collaboration with Jim Walker. Directed by Judson Web & Nina Rolle.

Performed at the 2008 Boulder International Fringe Festival and recommended by the Denver Post, Denver Westword, and The Boulder Daily Camera. 

Written and developed for the 2008 Boulder International Fringe Festival, A Brief History of Intercourse tells the tale of a passionate young heroine and her libidinous adventures in search of “happily ever after”. Assisted by her straight-shooting Fairy Godfather, our heroine embarks on an enlightening journey, encountering a vanishing prince, an enchanted dog, exploding buildings, mysterious poison, roof top bliss, punk rockers and the ghosts of lovers past. Combining whimsical physical comedy, historical fact, and bittersweet personal narrative, Shana Cordon has crafted a hilarious & incisive look at contemporary sexual relations which asks, “What’s a girl to do when the institutions and rules of the past 5,000 years have crumbled?” A Brief History of Intercourse is a brave and unflinching look at the agony and ecstasy inherent in the search for true intimacy. The show aims to bring compassion and a few good laughs to sexuality and our human foibles.

Audience Reviews

“Brilliant. Dynamic. Thoroughly enjoyable!” —J. Wilson, Boulder CO

“Hilarious! Great physical theater and wonderful connection between the two VERY strong performers.” —I.C., Ft. Collins, CO

“Awesome performance, concept and execution. Really top notch.”—E. Bowman, Colorado

“Clever, funny, original, and very well performed. One of the best Fringe shows I’ve ever seen!”—James D.
, Colorado

“This show was poignant, hilarious, touching and masterfully performed. I was mesmerized from beginning to end. The best show I’ve seen in a long time!”—B. Hoole
, Broomfield, CO
“A great, smart show. I really enjoyed [their] chemistry. It is well-paced and very dynamic. I laughed a lot and there was a much deserved standing ovation.”—Lala, Denver, CO


Feature interview by Westword

Recommended by the Denver Post

Featured in The Boulder Daily Camera