Book, Music, Lyrics & Performance by Jamie Shriner
Directed by Stefan Brün
Choreographed by Ben F. Locke
Musical Arrangements by Shelbi Albert and Jake Diggity of PET ENVY
Jamie Shriner eloped in January 2017, and her life has been sheer bliss ever since. Or has it? In Wife Material, a one-woman show starring Jamie Shriner as herself, a 25-year-old actress examines female sexuality, loneliness, love, dating, and consent with unapologetic honesty. Is it acceptable for a young married woman to admit she enjoys sex? Wife Material is an hour-long musical comedy that “dares to go where you’d never go,” featuring songs like “F***boi,” “Let’s Screw,” and “Love Myself.” The show examines a society that criticizes teenage “bad girls” for liking sex; and at the same time, hypocritically assumes married women’s sexual needs are perfectly satiated.
“In November 2016, one day before the Presidential election, I moved back into my parents’ house in Northwest Indiana after a year and a half of living in the UK with my fiancée (now husband) Tom,” said Shriner. “I struggled with the lack of physical contact and came to terms with the reality that while I, a woman, am sexual, many do not welcome me admitting that I like, let alone LOVE sex,” she added.
“Wife Material holds up a mirror and forces us to look at how girls are brought up in the US. The audience gets to laugh, but not before they think, and ultimately leave the theater to DO SOMETHING,” said Shriner.
Kum & Go Theater // Doors 7:30PM // Show 8PM // $15 ADV // $20 DOS