Arousal & The Lover: Provocative One-Act Plays
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The last date listed for Arousal & The Lover was Saturday September 28, 2013 / 8:00pm (Closing Night).
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From Yasmina Reza, the French playwright behind Tony-winners Art and God of Carnage, comes this witty and acerbic play. Life X 3 is the story of Henry and Sonia, a married couple with a six-year-old son. On this ill-fated evening, a prominent astrophysicist who can make or break Henry's career shows up for dinner, along with his rebellious wife. The problem is, it's the wrong night and there's no food in the house (but plenty of wine). This is only the first catastrophe, as the veneer of politeness between the characters proves to be paper thin, only barely covering the tensions and power games bubbling underneath the surface. There are three ways the evening can go, and you get to see them all, as Reza reveals how the smallest change in circumstances can have a huge effect on the characters' fates. Learn More
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Featured review from Nancy F.
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A satisfying double bill. The first play is interesting, but it's the Pinter play that really lets Laura Lundy-Pain and John Steen show what they can do. They were delightful as the oh-so-decorous British couple with their sexual games, their rituals that are wild and proper at one and the same time. You'll never again hear "tea time" mentioned in an upper-class British accent without conjuring up some very odd scenarios!
September 6, 2013: Silk Panties Cocktail Party
Opening night post-show reception, with music and drinks
September 13, 20 and 27: Hot Friday Night Chats
Wine, chocolate and unprotected post-show conversations, with erotic toys available for purchase from Good Vibrations.
September 28, 2013: Closing Night Wine & Cheese Party
Post-show reception with the cast and director, hosted by Blacksmith Cellars.
_This show contains adult subject matter. _