Lorri Holt Stars in “Colette Uncensored”

San Francisco’s Presidio Theatre presents Award-winning actress Lorri Holt in the one-woman tour-de-force Colette Uncensored, a portrait of the French literary sensation and provocateur who wrote as passionately as she lived and loved.

Two performances will be given Saturday, March 19, at 7pm and Sunday, March 20, at 2pm. Tickets are priced $30-$55 and may be purchased at https://www.presidiotheatre.org/show/2022colette/

 Colette Uncensored is a journey through the scandalous life, loves and writing of the French novelist and activist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette.

In this one-woman performance, Lorri Holt aims to bring the legendary Colette back to the stage once again along with nine other characters from the author’s life.

A pioneer of sexual liberation, women’s empowerment and respect for nature, Colette was shunned by polite society for having affairs with both women and men, performing scantily clad in a vaudeville act, and refusing to ever compromise in her pursuit of personal freedom.

Today she is one of France’s most celebrated authors and is best known for her novels Gigi and Cheri along with 50 other works of fiction, memoir and theater.

The play is inspired by co-writerZack Rogow’s translation and collection Shipwrecked on a Traffic Island, the first new work by Colette to appear in English in half a century.