Playwright's Horizons presents Bruce Norris' newest play about a group of couples, all without children, who REALLY enjoy each other's company. More…
Thou shalt covet thy neighbor's wife. And thy neighbor, too, at this suburban get-together for partner-swapping couples. Drawn in by The Lifestyle's promise of freedom and titillation, newly married Chris and Kristy attend an alcohol-fueled party for swingers, only to find themselves at odds with the idea of free love and, suddenly, each other.
See it if you're fascinated by the swinging lifestyle. The argument for monogamy was made by the least likable character. No discernible plot.
Don't see it if you want to be engaged. Some interesting characters, but talky. During the endless clean-up scene, I wanted to help to make it go faster.
See it if You enjoy laugh out loud sit-com like comedy.
Don't see it if You don't like shows about adult themes or comedy that revolves around sexual situations.
See it if You are a Bruce Norris fan, or enjoy new, darkly comic plays.
Don't see it if You can't stand the discussion of sex or other topical issues.
See it if You are curious to see a play about this risqué topic. Not one usually explored. The acting is excellent.
Don't see it if With family members or friends with whom the sexual topic might be awkward.
See it if Noah Emmerich was riveting. He's a very charismatic performer. The topic was original, and the story kept me interested.
Don't see it if It was very sexually oriented. Not for the faint of heart or conservative. Definitely not for kids.
See it if you want to see a play by an author that asks the hard questions in shockingly funny and brutal ways. You can't look away.
Don't see it if you get uncomfortable easily. Sex, politics, friendships and a bunch of other things are thrown right in your face in this new piece.
See it if you like funny, provocative shows that ask big questions in entertaining (sometimes squirm-inducing) ways.
Don't see it if you are squeamish about frank sex talk onstage.