'Straight' is a drama about the complexity of relationships and sexual attraction in our modern age. More…
Meet Ben. Ben is a 26-year investment banker. Ben likes beer, sports, and Emily. And Chris. This three-character drama meditates on fidelity, identity, and the moral complex of a generation that prides itself on the pretense of acceptance.
See it if you want to see an unconventional and unexpected take on what is becoming a hackneyed premise (questioning one's sexuality) in NY theatre.
Don't see it if you are expecting (and looking for) the usual, stereotypical, sitcom-style handling of the gay-straight-bisexual question.
See it if you want to relate to challenges that humans face in their relationships.
Don't see it if you do not have tolerance for the variety of human conditions.
See it if you like issue plays, want to explore how people lie to themselves, see a cute little romance grow, have a starj reaction to a sudden ending
Don't see it if you are married and in the closet, you think you know the subject already, gay plots upset you especially gay PDA's
See it if you're interested in different (though problematic) takes on contemporary sexuality.
Don't see it if you don't want a bunch of straight people's perspectives on what it means to be gay.
See it if You enjoy plays cast with Gen X characters who seem to have no other deep interests beyond "figuring out my life and what that means".
Don't see it if If you are wanting to have a meaningful, thought-provoking experience at the theatre. To me this was the theatrical equivalent of a selfie
See it if you want to see good actors in a less than profound treatment of bisexuality.
Don't see it if you expect to learn anything substantial about the fluidity of sexuality.
See it if The excellent Jake Epstein as a gay man who feels he must conform and date a nice girl even if it means a life of unhappiness.
Don't see it if A bit anachronistic as I'd hoped we'd gotten beyond this point by now. Tom Sullivan is fine as the college boy he sees on the side.
See it if you want to see a story that explores sexuality without getting raunchy.
Don't see it if frank discussions about sexuality offend you.
See it if you'd enjoy a thoughtful, funny, and affecting examination of whether our society is really as accepting as we want to think it has become.
Don't see it if you're only in town one day and absolutely must see a musical.
See it if you can identify with a lead character who is afraid of confronting his sexuality. Jake Epstein was excellent.
Don't see it if you don't like LGBTQ shows or are looking for a show that wraps up the story in a pretty little bow.
See it if ...just see it. Take anyone who questions their place in life and labels others impose on others. Profound & emotional.
Don't see it if LGBT Bothers you or if you are homophobic or closed minded. If you tend to get over emotional...don't see it.
See it if You want to see some great acting, especially about what it's like for the two gay characters. It felt very real to me.
Don't see it if You don't like gays...? Other than that they joke about sexual activities a couple times, but nothing too crude.
See it if You want depth of character and relationship in an everyday setting. Makes you think and pause.
Don't see it if You need a big story or anything out of the ordinary.
See it if you enjoy powerfully thought-provoking theater that is unafraid to examine contemporary social issues without flinching. This one is raw!
Don't see it if you are homophobic, think being gay is a choice, or if you're a closed-minded bigoted right-wing conservative.
See it if you don't have great expectations, has surprisingly good acting, think nothing about sex has changed in 35 years
Don't see it if You want to know what today's youth are like - that was what I wanted to see. This was the world I knew in 1971. You have to pay much.
See it if you are free tomorrow (May 8th) because it is closing and if you like plays that explore sexuality.
Don't see it if you have a closed mind.