This three-part queer love story in one evening spans turn-of-the-century New York, from the horrors of mental illness, to the paralysis of the immigrant, to the impossibility of being closeted, to a gothic romance. More…
Inspired by the work of Edith Wharton and Jacob Riis, 'Leisure, Labor, Lust' is a contemporary theater piece about everything America was and still is, cleverly disguised in a corset and gown. *Please note this play contains nudity. Not appropriate for children under 14.
See it if A bit too clever for its own good but the actors elevate the material which, at times, feels a bit like a work in process. Kill intermission
Don't see it if The two actresses outshine their male counterparts, hence the last act, performed only by the men, feels long, forced and bit of a letdown.
See it if you want a deliciously fun queer love story that incorporates both the people, places, and particular turn-of- the-century plot twists.
Don't see it if you are not open to non-linear plots, clever layers of deception, and the heightened nuances of language, labor, and, indeed, LUST.