February 4, 2023 8:00 pm
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“Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters”: University Musical Society.

Feb. 4 & 5. U.K.-based performance artist Rachel Mars celebrates erotic missives in her new solo piece. Inspired by a serendipitous encounter with James Joyce’s raunchy letters to Nora Barnacle, Mars compares salacious letters from the past to modern sexts, serving up meditations on topics ranging from the body and the love letter to the lost art of letter writing. The end result is a filthy, funny, and intimate show that balances “humor with bittersweet fierce intelligence,” Fringe Review. 8 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin Ave. Mask required if Washtenaw County is in the CDC’s high-risk category. Tickets $25 (students, $12), in advance at tickets.ums.org, the Michigan League box office, & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764–2538.