**featured image from the performance trailer on UMS.org
What: a comedy performance created by Rachel Mars, a British artist, comparing raunchy love letters to modern sexts
When: Saturday, January 4, 8pm
Where: Arthur Miller Theater
Tickets: currently sold-out
In Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters, artist Rachel Mars weaves together a combination of century-old erotic letters and modern sexts, creating a show that is uniquely funny, erotic, and intimate. The piece is inspired by sex letters from James Joyce to Nora Barnacle, and if you don’t get the chance to see this weekend’s performances, Mars also created two short videos inspired by those letters, available on her website, that are quite entertaining. I am curious to see how Mars relates these communications to the “queer female body,” which the show’s description includes as one of this piece’s main themes. Saturday’s show will include a Q&A with the artist after the performance, and I’m hoping to either ask or hear about the process of collecting and curating the source material for this piece. I can’t wait to see how Mars interprets written forms of love and lust through the ages, and I’m looking forward to a night of laughter.