Skip to comments.Play's Controversial Title Leads To Complaints, Change (hooha monologue)
Posted on 02/07/2007 5:42:14 AM PST by Dutchgirl
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- A modified marquee in Atlantic Beach has been drawing some attention. "Hoohaa" replaced a word in the title of a play after a driver complained about finding the previous wording offensive.
The marquis for Atlantic Theaters advertises a number of plays including, the Masquerade Ball, Band Jam, and now The Hoohaa Monologues.
Some said hoohaa is a strange word and that its definition depends on its context, while others said it sounds like a country band.
However, it's not a band at all. In fact, most people know hoohah by a different name -- vagina.
"We got a complaint about this play The Vagina Monologues," said Bryce Pfanenstiel, of the Atlantic Theater.
The Hoohah Monologues is a replacement title for The Vagina Monologues -- a well-known play about that part of the female body.
"We decided we would just use child slang for it. That's how we decided on Hoohah Monologues," Pfanenstiel said.
They did this after a driver who saw it complained to the theater, saying she was upset that her niece saw it.
"I'm on the phone and asked 'What did you tell her?' She's like, 'I'm offended I had to answer the question,'" Pfanenstiel said.
Some parents said they applaud the title change.
The theater said they're trying not to offend anyone, but the publicity doesn't hurt.
"We hope people understand we're trying to do the right thing. But as far as doing it for attention, we're a comedy club, we do all kinds of shenanigans," Pfanenstiel said.
The play is being brought to the theater by a group of law school students and all of the proceeds are going to various charity organizations.
The director of the play said she was going ask the theater and comedy club to return the title back to its original name.
Not right now, my heehee needs to go tinkle.
Shouldn't it be the "Woo-Woo Monologues"?
My son's garage band has been looking for a name...
Though I fail to see the attraction.
"Taco Monologues" may draw the lunch crowd.
Those wacky brits...
This "play" is disgusting, and the playwright is disgusting and it all adds up to a depressing amount of vulgarity in our culture.
""Taco Monologues" may draw the lunch crowd."
I think "Bearded Taco Monologues" would convey the message a tad bit better. Your title did make me spew coffee all over my monitor.
Or for the seafood lovers - The Bearded Clam Monologues.
I've heard enough about the play to never want to see it, but I must admit to being tickled by the thought of the play's director feeling oppressed by the "patriarchy" that changed the name of the play. (Help! Help! I'm being oppressed. Come see the violence inherent in the system!)
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark might suggest it is a reference to "country matters."
The PETA crowd would have objected to the Beaver Monologues.
Guys, if it's talking to itself, you're doing something wrong. On the other hand, if it's talking to itself and you're hearing an echo, it's time to move on.
"However, it's not a band at all. In fact, most people know hoohah by a different name -- vagina. "
Most people....most people? Well, dangit, here I am being excluded from the most people category. :P
Tom Arnold reports that he saw The Vagina Monologues and was disappointed. He expected to see ventriloquism.
He's a funny guy...
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