All My Love: Drama Explores Unconventional Relationships
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The last date listed for All My Love was Sunday May 10, 2009 / 3:30pm.
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After a recent performance at Joe's Pub in New York City, last year's queer holiday hit We Three Lizas is back with a revamped book and expanded score. Box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a stumbling block. At one time, his purple box sparked an entire movement in art and design, but now he's been forgotten and teetering on ruin. Just in the nick of time, the holidays bring three magical figures to his door -- a trio of Liza Minnellis -- to escort him on a fabulous journey through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-f*?!, redeeming his lost promise and reinventing a brand-new Conrad Ticklebottom. Learn More
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I'm always a little wary when the author, lead actor and producer have the same name but sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised. This time I was not. Although there were a few outstanding performances, I found the script deeply flawed and one sided. The complexities of polyamorous relationships, the dynamics of twins, the struggle with infertility, the causes and effects of sexually precocious teens, and the destruction that comes from deep betrayal are thrown on the stage with lots of theoretical yackity yack. What's lacking is human nature and character continuity. I found myself muttering throughout the entire play "That just doesn't make sense." And when the characters stop making sense. I stop caring.
All My Love is an exploration of alternative “lovestyles” and a critique of Western society’s most cherished notions of monogamy, fidelity, and marriage. Ellen Fletcher, an award-winning sexologist and divorcée, decides to convert to “polyamory” in the wake of her marriage’s downfall, hoping to eschew the complications of another exclusive relationship. But when she becomes romantically involved with her divorce attorney, she finds that it’s not that easy to practice what you preach. As the doors of their relationship swing open, and her “primary” Jack begins to seek romantic opportunities of his own, Ellen finds herself threatened by the competition of a younger rival. Meanwhile her teenage daughters search for the meaning of love through the prism of their mother’s heterodox philosophy on relationships.
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