The phrase “Naked Art Festival” intrigued me. Although I have seen nudity on stage, I’ve never experienced a theatrical spectacle committed to complete nakedness. I still haven’t! National Pastime Theater presents 2011 NAKED JULY: ART STRIPPED DOWN, SALOME (more info). The tagline is ‘purity: the unadulterated nature of nakedness.’ My expectation was a show where the actors expose themselves. Without a costume as a disguise, the actors would bare it all for a raw performance. Let me make two things clear: I did enjoy Salome and I’m not a pervert. But when you anticipate full frontal honesty and get a covered-up version, it’s distracting. Salome dances around nudity. Check out the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Beat AND LISTEN to Audio Podcast at ITUNES Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of July 15th Facilitated by Joshua Volkers with Katy Walsh.