New York | 2h 0m | In Previews: Opens Apr 25

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From 76 member reviews
Members say: Great staging, Great acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

About the show

This new work explores power dynamics through BDSM and food and reveals how the people closest to us often have the most to hide. More…

An unlikely meeting between New York City neighbors fosters a new friendship among two couples, laden with secrets. After an incident in which everything is revealed, they must all come to grips with the pieces of themselves they keep most hidden.




100
During previews
Enchanting, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You’re interested in non-heteronormative relationships and dynamics

Don't see it if You’re not interested in the above!

98
During previews
Great staging, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Intense

See it if U want to see a play based on unique subject (BDSM) revelation of secrets with unexpected turn of events with a married couple &gay couple

Don't see it if Sexual content, lgbt, strong language, graphic & visual scenes are not your thing

Also What an incredible play. The opening scene not to be missed.

95
During previews
Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Fast paced drama about a guy who keeps his BDSM desires secret from his wife; what happens when things blow up? Laughs, intense, superb.

Don't see it if If you'll be disappointed there's no full nudity as in the author's last show. Show runs 100 minutes no intermission.

93
During previews
Intense, Raunchy, Edgy, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Edgy play about sexual Proclivities.

Don't see it if Non-traditional sexuality

Also The creative set, great acting and well written script made this play ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Artistic, Absorbing, Intense, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you are curious w/ lgbt vs straight relationship dynamics coupled w/ bdsm themes. The 2 couples & the lighting/flashback FX are impressive!

Don't see it if you are not interested or easily offended by above themes. It's tamer than "50 shades..." but wish there were more bdsm or sexy scenes, lol.

90
During previews
Intelligent, Riveting, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You enjoy plays about tangled relationships and the way they play out. You are open to viewing some very graphic male bondage. Not for all !

Don't see it if It’s as I stated above very graphic. There is only one scene that it very hard to watch but the plot itself portrays some unusual situations

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Raunchy, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you like to see dramas about non-traditional lifestyles. You are in the kink scene or want to learn more about it.

Don't see it if you are prude, ignorant, repressed, or don't want to see images of people getting whipped and flogged for fun.

90
During previews
Clever, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if monogamy confuses you. Shows you communication makes a relationship works, even if you sleep around

Don't see it if you want to cling to 50 Shades of Grey type kink relationship.... aka abuse with a sprinkle of other.

89
During previews
Indulgent, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like shows about lifestyles

Don't see it if You only enjoy musicals or comedies

87
During previews
Great design work, Great acting, Funny, Risqué, Delightful

See it if you're interested in a smart, respectful take on BDSM, queerness, & sexuality -- & the ways those can, but also sometimes don't, intersect.

Don't see it if you would be uncomfortable with frank discussions of sexual dynamics and with acted-out depictions even of non-sexualized BDSM.

86
During previews
Polished well-produced drama of couples relationships--kink is just one aspect

See it if "Afterglow" writer-director uses money from that play to present a highly produced drama with less titillation. Nice set, effective music.

Don't see it if S&M is just one aspect of the relationships explored. Maybe Burke is so interesting as the effeminate nurse, partner of the pro dominator

Also Straight couple husband secretly hires dominator to relieve stress. Do... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Beautifully produced, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if BSDM culture is of interest, as well as character and relationship study.

Don't see it if BSDM culture is a turnoff or offensive top you.

85
During previews
Refreshing, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You want to view or explore BDSM concepts in a non-sexual nature

Don't see it if You can watch someone being beaten on stage

85
During previews
Ambitious, Bdsm primer, Edgy, Great use of space, Compelling

See it if you liked AFTERGLOW, intrigued by mechanics of direction & staging, solid casting, great design, story not seen B4 = reasons 2 buy tickets

Don't see it if put off by BDSM or gay story element, need broad comedy, can't empathize with characters with issues, wonder why we just all cant get along

Also Incredible use of American Theatre of Actors space... not since URINET... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Resonant, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You like shows that are thought provoking and take on some really heavy content.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a show about BDSM.

85
During previews
Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Relevant, Great staging

See it if you're interested in alternative characters and plot. No white picket fences here. The initial curiosity of BDSM fades to a good story.

Don't see it if BDSM/gay/trans characters and storylines are not your cup of tea.

Also [4/16] There was no intermission last night - I wish they would put it... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if If you want to learn a bit about a subject rarely brought to the the theater. Intelligent and respectful of the subject matter.

Don't see it if Not interested in bondage themes. If you are looking for lurid depictions , its not here.

83
During previews
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Wish to see other reasonings for this lifestyle. Not what you would think first.

Don't see it if You cannot deal with different lifestyles

82
During previews
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an interesting show very well acted.

Don't see it if You get upset seeing dominix submission between 2 males.

82
During previews
Great acting, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if BDSM for the real world. Nice performances in an intimate space.

Don't see it if Raw and perverse

81
During previews
Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like comedies dealing with not so ordinary sexual situations

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with bdsm and it's effects

81
During previews
Great writing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Edgy, Great staging

See it if you want to see two couples deal with friendship, secrets, relationships, sexual and non-sexual needs. BDSM exists and exposure multiplies!

Don't see it if you do not want exposure to BDSM practices or refrain from acting that portrays human humiliation.

81
During previews
Refreshing, Slow, Edgy, Great acting, Nice set

See it if You're interested in the world of BDSM and not opposed to interracial, homosexual, or alternative relationships. I expected it to be racier,

Don't see it if But, it was pretty tame. There were some blocking issues, script a little unexpected, the interludes and its music felt awkward, even though

Also There was action taking place during. Overall, it was an okay and enjo... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Great staging, Raunchy, Ambitious

See it if Fantastic set design & entryways with an intriguing BDSM premise to hook you in. Rather mature and insightful approach on taboo topic

Don't see it if Not as raunchy as you’d might expect. 4 actors work really well together but feels like they’re not hitting their full potential.

80
During previews
Influential/captivating, Great staging, Funny, Intense, Great acting

See it if you are intrigued by BDSM situations and fascinates you on how it affects and effects on couples.

Don't see it if you are homophobic

Also actors did a great job. a little slow but if the topic interests you, ... Read more Read less


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