What Do Women Really Really Really Want
Set in The Kitchen That Freud Build, this fictionalized story of Martha Freud (wife of Herr Doctor Ziggy) and her maid Mary takes place over a week-long heatwave in Vienna during the fin de siècle . While a bourgeois middle-aged Martha undergoes tumultuous flashes of sexual desire, shame, resentment and experiments in her sexual liberation, the illiterate Mary practices her burgeoning talent with psychoanalysis, gleaned through the kitchen vents leading up to Freud’s examination room. Includes: Seductive artists, Viennese pastries, Greek myths and a train ride inspired by Erica Jong.
Written and performed by Laurel Paluck, with Leigh Macdonald