Sat Mar 19–Sun Mar 20, 2022

Colette Uncensored

Lorri Holt's portrait of French provocateur Colette, a woman who lived and loved as passionately as she wrote
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Colette Uncensored takes us on a titillating journey through the scandalous life, loves, and writing of the French novelist and activist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. In this masterful one-woman performance, Lorri Holt brings the legendary Colette back to the stage once again along with nine other characters from the author’s life. 

A pioneer for 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-writer Zack Rogow’s translation and collection Shipwrecked on a Traffic Island, the first new work by Colette to appear in English in half a century.






The Presidio Theatre will present two performances of Colette Uncensored on March 19 and March 20, 2022.

Colette Uncensored opened in April 2016 and has been performed in London, New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Berkeley, and Portland.



“There’s a definite ‘ooh la la’ factor to Colette’s story, and Holt can flirt with and tease an audience like a true Parisian.”

–Chad Jones, SF Gate




Lorri Holt

Lorri Holt is known for her work with A.C.T. and Berkeley Rep, as well as for originating the role of Harper Pitt in Angels in America.


Creative Team

Colette Uncensored is an original play by Zack Rogow and Lorri Holt, developed with and directed by David Ford and Jayne Wenger.

Full cast and creative team bios >



“Watching Lorri Holt speak as Colette is like having a conversation with the most interesting person you have ever met.”

–Ilana Walder-Biesanz, Stark Insider



Support Provided By

Yiddish Theatre Ensemble

Parental Advisory (PG13)

This performance contains mature themes that may not be appropriate for young people under the age of 13. Parental discretion is advised.


COVID-19 Safety

Guests 12 and older must provide proof of vaccination. Guests 11 and younger must provide proof of vaccination or a negative test. Masks are required at all times while indoors. Please arrive 20 minutes before the performance for vaccination/test check. For more information, please see the theatre’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines.


Return Policy

The Presidio Theatre allows returns up to 48 hours in advance of a performance. Processing fees cannot be refunded. For more information, please see the theatre’s Return Policy.


Sat, Mar 19
Sun, Mar 20

Run Time

75 minutes

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