Friendship, romance, sex and suffrage – AGE OF AROUSAL written by Linda Griffiths and directed by Jennifer Brewin, will launch Factory’s Naked Season 2015/16. Stripped down to the most fundamental and striking elements, the Naked Season is a series of pure encounters between the audience, the actors, and the text.

In 1880s London, in the midst of social and political unrest, Mary Barfoot runs a secretarial school with her lover Rhoda. When spinster sisters and a charismatic man arrive, politics and passion erupt forcing each character to confront their repressed sexual desire and identity. Linda Griffiths’ lush genre-busting portrayal of feminine virtue versus feminism at the time of Victorian Suffrage, speaks to the continued struggle of equality for women in the 21st century. Jennifer Brewin directs the late great feminist playwright’s sexy, liberating and intelligent AGE OF AROUSAL.


Written by Linda Griffiths, Directed by Jennifer Brewin

FACTORY, 125 Bathurst Street (at Adelaide)

Factory Mainspace Theatre

Starring Aviva Armour-Ostroff, Marie Beath Badian, Leah Doz,

Sam Kalilieh, Juno Rinaldi, Julie Stewart

Run Dates: October 20 – November 8, 2015

Opening Night: Friday, October 23, 2015

Tuesday – Saturday @ 8pm • Sundays @ 2pm

* New This Year – All Single Tickets $35 – Preview Tickets $25*

AGE OF AROUSAL is presented as part of a seasonette that also includes: BANANA BOYS, written by Leon Aureus, adapted from the novel by Terry Woo, directed by Nina Lee Aquino, November 3 – 22 in the Studio Theatre; and BOMBAY BLACK written by Anosh Irani, directed by Peter Hinton November 17 – December 6, 2015 in the Mainspace Theatre.

The Naked Season Play prices range from $99 for a 3-Play Pass to $180 for the full 6-Play Pass

Tickets and Passes can be purchased online at, by phone at 416.504.9971, or in person at Factory’s Box Office, 125 Bathurst Street (at Adelaide)

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