Through a series of scene transitions, this comedic quartet supplies
the counterpoint to all that is erotic and provocative about ZUMANITY. In
a show filled with serious sexual tension, Spymonkey is a reminder of the
importance of having a laugh at ourselves and having fun in the bedroom!
Spymonkey, the Brighton(UK)-based theater group, provided their
talents to create a few original comedic acts for Zumanity. These include:
- The Puritans — No sooner are we welcomed to Zumanity than the theaer
is invaded by Puritans who are opposed to such wanton displays of carnal sin.
Dressed in pilgrim costumes, the show's resident "clowns" wield pitchforks
with protest placards attached, pleading with the audience to leave: "Do you
want to be aroused in a public place?" one of the Puritans shouts censoriously
at the show's start. ("Yeah!" the crowd usually roars back, as forcefully as
a Roman mob choosing lions over Christians.) "Are you prepared for the
appalling debauchery about to commence?" (Yeah, you know the answer.) "You
can still save your souls!" they exclaim, as they are escorted out of the
theater by security.
- Revenge of the Doll — Here one of the "Puritans" carries a
blow-up sex doll on stage. When the others chastise him for it he runs off,
returns carrying a larger doll and takes a seat in the audience. The doll
then comes to life and starts to chase the puritan around the theatre. The
others briefly emerge on stage to quickly spoof some of the preceding acts
with visual gags (much like a short version of the Dralion clown act).
- S&M Hoedown — A lively folk dance about pain as a sexual
- Pom Poms — The four former prudes carry only cheerleader style
pom-poms placed to strategically conceal their "nudity." In a Vaudeville
style comedy act the four Spymonkeys line up in a row and march to the
music while quickly switching the positions of the pom poms; at times not
quick enough to seamlessly hide their (prosthetic) genitals.