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50 Star Starred
Theatre Asylum
between N Cahuenga and Vine 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
323-962-1632
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“Shem Bitterman’s Sensitive Skin a creepy-sexy chamber piece about ambition of all sorts in late ‘90s New York, features a bizarre love triangle as sleek and inviting as the New Order dance classic.” —Los Angeles_ Times_
“Shem Bitterman’s new drama, Sensitive Skin_, is a kind of R-rated fable dissecting the psychology of a young woman torn between two men and her camera. Gives a gutsy and unnerving performance that reverberates long after the lights go out.” —_L.A._ Weekly_
“In Shem Bittermen’s darkly comic meditation on jealousy and deceit, blood is thinner than water and nothing is more porous than the shifting waters of loyalty…in this provocative tale of the used and the users.” —Backstage West

Description

What happens when jealousy, family competition and love all get thrown into a boiling pot, when obligations and emotions are pushed to the edge? In Shem Bitterman’s harrowing tale, Sensitive Skin, what starts as a challenge between brothers ends in a game of sex and betrayal and threatens to destroy everyone involved. Elephant Stageworks proudly presents the World Premiere of Sensitive Skin by LADCC award winner, Shem Bitterman and directed by David Fofi.

When Eden, a brilliant yet struggling photographer meets Todd a talented carpenter, complications arise. Julia, an art student turned stripper, gets jealous while Nick, Todd’s brother and competition, a brilliantdoctor, decides to get even, with catastrophic results. This modern day love story is a powerful, contemporary piece that has audience appeal and will speak to an urban, youthful generation.