BROKEN BONE BATHTUB
created and performed by Siobhan
Wed, Oct 16-Sun, Oct 20
Beginning its global journey in Tokyo in 2015, BROKEN BONE BATHTUB is an immersive theatre project taking place inside a bathtub, in an actual home. After a serious bike accident, a young woman musters up the courage to ask for help, and shares her story, exploring themes of trauma, suffering, human generosity, vulnerability, and connection. The audience takes on the role of Siobhan’s close friends; not only in listening but sharing in their experiences, and assisting the cast-clad artist in the actual ritual of taking a bath.
All of our site-specific bathtub locations are secret, and the addresses will be revealed upon purchasing a ticket. Below are the neighborhoods of our upcoming performance locations. Please select a venue that is most convenient for you.
Performances and Locations:
Wed, Oct 16 @ 7pm, Richmond Fan District, NO PETS
Thurs, Oct 17 @ 7pm, Gum Spring/Goochland, YES PETS
Fri, Oct 18 @ 7pm + 9pm, Bonair, YES PETS
Sat, Oct 19 @ 7pm + 9pm, Glen Allen, NO PETS
Sun, Oct 20 @ 2pm + 4pm, Midlothian/River Downs, YES PETS
Some of our locations have pets on the premises. Please be aware if you have allergies. If you are dangerously allergic to animals, we do not recommend purchasing tickets for those locations.
Unfortunately none of our venues are wheelchair accessible during this run. We apologize profusely. If you live in Richmond and have any ideas about making the show happen in an accessible space, we’d love to speak with you. Please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Siobahn O'Loughlin*
"This play in particular is based on my real life bathtub tour of NYC when I was very injured. It’s my first experiment with keeping theatre experimental. I’m also trying something truly immersive and site-specific, and as honest-to-goodness realistic as possible. When you see the performance, you’ll notice how important it is that it happens in an actual bathroom and not on a stage."
*This play has no sexual content whatsoever, and Siobahn won’t be doing anything that might be determined as inappropriate. This means that the show is actually super kid friendly! YAY KIDS!