Fertilize or Die

Please don't be put off by the title. Or the Japanese. Billed as an "eccentric live comedy," D.K. Hollywood's We Are the Sperm Cells makes a triumphant return to New York after a successful run last March. Vibrant and electric, hilarious and exciting, this production is one of the most artistically fulfilling and shamelessly enjoyable evenings of theater I've experienced in a long time. Every day, a narrator informs us, five million gallons of sperm are launched throughout the world. But where does it go? Here we follow 10 Boiler Maker sperm cells (the strong, courageous "Navy Seals" of sperm cells) on their fertilize-or-die quest to find an egg. While sperm cells have been voiced and animated elsewhere in pop culture (Woody Allen's 1970's comedy Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex but Were Afraid to Ask and the 1980's hit movie Look Who's Talking are two divergent examples), the creators of We Are the Sperm Cells present sperm embodied by humans

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