solo shows

Too Much Jewish Muscle?

03/13/2012

He added muscle, but it stripped him (so to speak) of his self-esteem. That’s the takeaway from Aaron Berg’s solo show, “The Underbelly Diaries,” in which a twenty-something bodybuilder finds himself performing in clubs as a male stripper — a career that led to stints as both a gigolo and male prostitute. In the show, the playwright reflects on a period in his life in which he learned about a seamy side of American society.

Aaron Berg’s play “The Underbelly Diaries” is a window into the world of stripping and bodybuilding.
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