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Threesome

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Edgy, Insipid, Thought-provoking, Raunchy

About the show

59E59 present Portland Center Stage and A Contemporary Theatre's co-production about a hilariously awkward evening with serious consequences. More…

Leila and Rashid, Egyptian-Americans with ties to Cairo, attempt to solve their relationship issues by inviting a relative stranger into their bedroom to engage in a threesome. What begins as a funny and awkward evening soon becomes an experience fraught with secrets, raising issues of sexism, possession and independence.


Member Reviews (3)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Edgy, Insipid, Thought-provoking, Raunchy
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Avg Score

62
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting, Insipid

See it if you like nudity and the stupid political stuff. The actors try to make it work but story line just not good here.

Don't see it if you like something not as ridiculous. Not for the serious theater goer. Bad story line.

42
Profound, Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Disappointing

See it if You want a peek into a culture that isn't often explored on the stage

Don't see it if Full-nudity and constant talk about sex offends you. Not much of a plot

12
Awful

See it if if you just like plays with nudity. This was the most senseless plays. First act supposed to by funny. 2nd act Politics and boring insights

Don't see it if just don't see this!


July 22nd, 2015
"Infectious laughter ripples throughout the first act,as we watch in amused frustration as a potential evening of pleasure devolves into a three­way of a different kind: mutual exposure of everyone’s hangups...In the end, despite fully realized and engaging performances, Mr. El Guindi cannot quit...
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July 22nd, 2015
"Exposing skin is one thing. And there’s plenty of full-frontal nudity — his and hers — in the play 'Threesome.' But the takeaway of this hard-working but unconvincing comedy-drama is the reminder of how difficult it is to reveal something of authentic dramatic resonance. Too little rings true......
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July 22nd, 2015
"'Threesome' grafts a sex comedy onto an overwrought melodrama...Under Coleman's direction, the clearly skilled cast struggles to make something convincing of this ungainly script...Its main achievement is the number of hot-button issues it manages to present in the most exploitative way possible...
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July 22nd, 2015
"There’s a hefty amount of bravery behind El Guindi’s play. The topical territory of gender, sexism, and identity within Islam makes for an important play worth taking note. Director Chris Coleman finds the delicate balance in the expectations of the play’s sex comedy beginnings and its intention...
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