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"Isn't she gorgeous? Hardly been ridden. She's been in the garage just gathering dust." Becky is pregnant—and friskier than ever. But she can’t seem to get the attention of her husband, who is more interested in the baby manual than her new underwear, so she turns to the porn stash under the bed. As her husband prepares for the baby’s months-away arrival, Becky takes matters into her own hands. As the summer heats up, she sets out on an adventure that starts with the purchase of a used bike from a man in town and takes her further than she ever expected she’d go. A provocative and darkly comic look at fantasy and desire, The Village Bike sends Becky speeding downhill towards reckless abandon.
"Ms. Skinner’s play is not a tempestuous love story, on the one hand, or a smirky farce of infidelity, on the other. “The Village Bike” takes its own route, both wayward and straightforward, in pursuing the idea of sex as a raw biological urge that’s been given new outlets in the age of Internet pornography. That it’s a woman’s urge that’s being explored, in unsentimental and noncelebratory terms, makes “The Village Bike” an uncommon and revitalizing entry in mainstream theater." - The New York Times
"...this is a meaty, entertaining and provocative evening, proving Skinner a worthy winner of this year’s George Devine award for most promising playwright." - Variety