October 22 through November 13. 2016
The Cleveland Play House’s intimate, subterranean Outcalt Theatre is quickly becoming the place where carnality and clever writing come together for an evening of mutual and consensual gratification.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's CJN article here.
SEX WITH STRANGERS is a well-written script which gets a compelling production. The acting is top-notch, the direction spot-on. The must see show will delight and tantalize the audience. It well deserves the standing ovation it got on opening night.
The plot may be familiar, but Eason’s work is fresh from start to finish.
The cast is vital and electric, and so is the direction by Joanie Schultz.
Although seemingly implausible on paper (young stud beds late thirty-year-old within minutes of their meeting) it is the manner in which the action is portrayed that brings credence to the story. What at first looks like a romantic romp turns instead into a moral tale of burning issues as to what makes for a successful truly meaningful relationship that will stand the test of time. It is a good yarn for those who have been together “forever.”
There’s a desire here to explore how two people from two different generations pursue their ideas of success and their own identities. But because of a few production wrinkles, the finished product is a bit like a promising, but not exactly stupendous, first date.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene
Agatha Christie could not have done it better. And, in truth, "Sex with Strangers" has elements of a good mystery. Why do people fall in love? How do the most unlikely people find each other and suddenly realize they’re right for each other?
To see a full review of this show, read David's posts at Talkin' Broadway
Directed with playfulness, subtlety and nuance by Joanie Schultz, "Sex With Strangers" moves like a red-hot page turner; it's a book you can't possibly put down.
To see a full review of this show, read Andrea Simakis' blog or visit Cleveland.com here.