Closed 1h 45m
Consent
Midtown W
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Consent NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Edgy, Intense, Raunchy, Ambitious, Great staging

About the Show

Ron Sullivan is almost divorced from his high school sweetheart, out, and experimenting with his new found sexual freedom in his SoHo loft.

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Ambitious, Dizzying, Edgy, Great staging, Raunchy

See it if I forgot about this one. If you like a breakup story and the aftereffects. A lot of nudity, hard driving music.

Don't see it if If you don't like nudity or loud music or a story of a guy breaking up with H.S, girlfriend and then trying to make up for lost time.rauchy.

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Edgy, Intense, Lots of nudity, Sexually graphic, Disturbing

See it if You resonate to themes of coming out of the closet

Don't see it if graphic sexual reenactments and twisted relationships repel you

Critic Reviews (7)

June 11th, 2015

"The play wears its ideas on its sleeve, yet that sleeve is repeatedly beating you over the head. It’s deeply sincere but also suffocating; moments of humor are few and far between, and it’s only when the script pivots away from its darker subject matter that it truly feels alive... 'Consent' has an interesting set-up, but fumbles in creating believable dynamics between the characters."
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June 17th, 2015

"Rhodes' script sometimes slips into cliché, but he directs the production with a steady hand, building suspense throughout with short, intense scenes separated by garish yet effective lighting pyrotechnics and heart-pounding music. All in all, 'Consent' makes for an entertaining, stimulating 100 minutes of theater. It's unlikely that anyone will walk away feeling they've learned nothing new, if only that the proper way to consent is not 'Yes' but 'Yes, sir!'"
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June 16th, 2015

"An equally steamy and silly drama about one man's midlife sexual awakening. This sort of borderline soft-core material, which entails getting inside the main character's head, is probably best handled in prose. The theatre isn't ideal for treating such private experiences. A glossy, genre-fiction patina suggests that its author is mostly interested in providing a titillating good time for a target audience of gay males...If you need to have your homoerotica dressed up a bit with plot and characters, this is the show for you."
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June 11th, 2015

"An intelligent, well-written, probing script; an excellent cast; and dazzling special effects. This is theater! Theater at its best. The playwright trusts the audience to form their own opinions, a daring act given that the characters who participated in the various events don’t agree about what actually transpired. This might well be the 'Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf' for the 21st century."
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June 10th, 2015

"The play's dialogue is brittle, funny, and raw. Under the author's direction, the action moves swiftly for an hour, losing steam in the final 30 minutes. The bursts of violence, are dramatically compelling and convincing. However, 'Consent' won't be for everyone. Two playgoers beat a hasty retreat at the the first sadomasochistic encounter."
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June 12th, 2015

"Love and sex between men is one of those things that a person does not discuss in polite society...So kudos to Rhodes for being brave, taking risks and speaking his truth... Were the relationship between these two men as believable as the relationship between the siblings – I would be ecstatic. This, however, is not the case."
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June 16th, 2015

"A laughable mashup of soft-core gay porn action and soap operatic dialogue, 'Consent' is a lousy new play...Let’s be charitable and hope that the playwright intends to explore seriously the dynamics of Ron’s relationship with Kurt, but the top-or-bottom line of his drama is that it is unsophisticated in its content and woeful in its writing. Possibly 'Consent' might have seemed daring 25 years ago, but today it registers as elementary and obvious."
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