Phoenix Theatre Ensemble revives Joe Orton's pitch-black comedy about a family whose drab existence is interrupted by the arrival of a new lodger: the enigmatic Mr. Sloane. More…
Provocative and sexually ambiguous, Sloane soon has both Kath and her brother Ed competing for his favors. But all is not as it seems. Behind Sloane’s nonchalant demeanor lies a calculating psychopath with a dark and secretive past. Seduction, blackmail, and murder lie waiting in the wings.
See it if You are up for a theatrical challenge. The characters their development and situations are extremely well presented.
Don't see it if you are impatient with slow developments that only pay off at the climax. There is also a strong absurd element that will bother some people
See it if you want to see 1960's Joe Orton's "ahead of it's time" classic about a relationship triangle that is dangerous & sexy and even today shocks
Don't see it if you don't enjoy plays that are very controversial and emphasize sexual freedom in a three way type relationship in 1960's London.
See it if A young man dealing with a brother and sister interested in sex with him and all that befalls this strange family. Amusing acting by all.
Don't see it if Your to uptight for this forty year old play.
See it if you take your comedy black with no sweetener and you find most TV sitcoms tiresomely tame despite their attempts to be naughty.
Don't see it if clever double entendres tend to go above your head.
See it if You want to see a great production of a Joe Orton play. You like non-traditional stories.
Don't see it if You're easily offended. You need to go into this with an open mind and roll with it otherwise you won't enjoy it.
See it if you enjoy intelligent farce and adult situations. It isn't thrillingly paced, but it is a lot of fun.
Don't see it if want a ton of action or are easily offended by sexual situations.
See it if Joe Orton, The Phoenix Ensemble, Craig Smith, sexual absurdism, leather pants, hunky hustlers, are worth your price of admission
Don't see it if sexual dynamics, absurdity, that which is Ortonesque, British accents, listening for 2 hours +, intimate productions, are enuf 2 keep u home
See it if You like absurd dark comedy or like Orton. You've never seen a production of the show. Can forgive lack of diction.
Don't see it if You've seen good production already. You have trouble following Brit diction poorly enunciated. You're expecting shock value of original.