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Sex Object

From 25 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Quirky, Funny, Disappointing, Edgy

About the show

Penal Colony presents the American premiere of this new Australian play, a pitch black comedy about sex, technology, and privacy in the digital age. More…

Veronica sits with her boyfriend Ben in her recently deceased father's house, surrounded by sexualized paintings, statues, and ornaments. As far as Ben thinks, he's there to meet her brother, Gustav. But is now a good time to break up with her? And if not now, when? As the night progresses, Gustav turns up with his new fiancé and a radical plan. As the siblings unravel secrets of a dark past, their respective partners have some dark secrets of their own. 

1h 15m | Already closed | The PIT Loft (Chelsea)

Member Reviews (25)


Great acting, Quirky, Funny, Disappointing, Edgy
Avg Score

Quirky, Ambitious, Funny, Fluffy, Slow

See it if You like quirky shows that you have to sort of use your imagination a bit to see what it can be rather than what it is. Good acting.

Don't see it if You want to see a show that’s whole and ready to go.

Banal, Disappointing, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if Some good actors. Very boring plot line here.

Don't see it if If you want a finished more polished play. Story meandered. Was not well thought out or well written.

Quirky, Interesting, Limited, Not so sexy, Sometimes inventive

See it if you are interested in how the internet might be curtailing generation Y from having experiences in the real flesh-&-blood world.

Don't see it if you are expecting a sexy experience.

Also The playwright shows lots of invention. But the problem with presentin... Read more Read less

Clever, Great acting

See it if You want to see something unbelievably creative and original.

Don't see it if You are not into hip new plays. If you like old classics and nothing different you probably won’t like this

Also This is the fourth best play I have seen this year! I had no expectati... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Dizzying, Indulgent

See it if You want to see talented actors in a mediocre play. Interesting dialogue and characters.

Don't see it if The idea was good, but for such a small cast the characters felt unmotivated and one dimensional. This could be good. But it's not there yet

Disappointing, Indulgent, Script frighten to go where it should have

See it if The first scenes between Ben(David De Almo) and Ron (Kelly McCready) are enough to carry your interests.

Don't see it if you are frustrated by authors who point you in one very dark direction and then pull away.

Also Madia Hill Scott as Kate gives an excellent performance.... Read more Read less


See it if Good performances,some good dialogue.Don't be scared off by the premise-for a storyline that trades on shock value this play is very tame.

Don't see it if Motivations inexplicable.Couldn't get a grasp on some characters at all.Playwright seems to just have meandered along in writing this.

Also What was so bad about the guy's porn addiction? Who was having a probl... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Resonant, Hilarious, Great acting, Funny

See it if You’d like to see a play talk about sexual objects,porno addiction and how the artist interpret this. Weird family dynamics is the center of

Don't see it if You do not like intimate theater, wt sex toys/manequins used as props, contains profanity, confusing dialogues btw siblings, porn addiction

Disappointing, Funny, Edgy, Finally a creative team that brings narcissism & masturbation to the stage??, Title indicates sexual premise, but goes for humiliation??

See it if Foursome (2 couples) takes the stage (at times) & tries to set off sparks with middling results. "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" - NOT! :(

Don't see it if Don't see it if U R prudish & don't wish to see various "sex toys" exhibited but rarely used to any comic effect (& NO sexual effect AT ALL)

Funny, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if superb acting and some genuinely funny moments matter more to you than a well-developed story and satisfying conclusion.

Don't see it if you are annoyed when a show starts strong then fizzles for an abrupt and uninteresting ending.

Ambitious, Confusing, Edgy, Disjointed, Incomplete

See it if You enjoy good, ambitious acting, even without a strong plot. I understood who the characters were, but not why they were together.

Don't see it if You are bothered by under-developed and inconsistent characters. The relationships don’t make sense - we are missing the whole back story.

Ambitious, Quirky

See it if Tackling porn addition with both love and hate. Animated characters keep you busy

Don't see it if I was struggling to understand Veronica as a person. Well actually all of them except Kate....with their uneasy cringing conversations

Intense, Funny, Not fully baked, Confusing

See it if you aren't prudish and will enjoy really good actors doing the best they can do with a weak script/story line. Funny!!

Don't see it if you aren't up for a show that deals entirely with sex and porn addiction or you want a fully realized story and arc.

Quirky, Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if You want to watch very good actors trapped in a bad play.

Don't see it if You want a worthwhile theatre experience.

Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you can be entertained without much substance; like the subject of sex and porn (funny, without being too heavy)

Don't see it if you want a more developed story

Confusing, Excruciating, Disappointing, Enthusiastic acting, Misleading

See it if you want to see someone you know in the cast in a performance

Don't see it if You want to see something interesting.

Slow, Indulgent, Some good acting, Funny at times

See it if you're okay with a somewhat slow, newish play.

Don't see it if you expect big production budgets or a super clear story.

Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if you like a little mystery in a sexually funny manner. See it if you want to see a Ryan Reynold-look-and-act-alike in a play.

Don't see it if you are offended in sexual and bulgar words and offended when pornography is the topic.

Disappointing, Quirky, Great acting, Intense, Indulgent

See it if You want to see a different, sexual play with great acting but a very weak script.

Don't see it if If sex and porn addiction is not your thing.

Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if you're tired of 'apartment comedies', of 'safe theatre', and want to see what 4 people can do in 90 minutes that Neil LaBute has yet to do

Don't see it if you like safe plays only done in high school repertoire, don't like being challenged as an audience member, can't admit that you watch porn

Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Edgy, Refreshing

See it if you like up and coming productions of contemporary new plays, done with humor, great acting and staging in a limited space

Don't see it if If you are prudish or puritanical.

Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You want to see actors who are better than what the space has to offer. Also if you like new plays with snappy dialogue.

Don't see it if You don't like swearing or joking around.

Also Honestly, the set when I walked in put me on edge, but this is a sweet... Read more Read less

Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You want to see great acting that deserves to be on a bigger stage! Also you like independent theatre.

Don't see it if You are made uncomfortable by sexual references or are looking for a drama.

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Resonant

See it if You enjoy theater that is tight, well paced, hilarious while remaining grounded in its narrative.

Don't see it if If you don’t like to laugh? I guess?

Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Intense

See it if You want to support emerging artists and new playwrights, you like edgy premises, you're interested in great acting in a small space.

Don't see it if You are more of a big-budget person, the idea of sitting right on top of the actors is off-putting.

Also I thoroughly enjoyed this. It's definitely not for everyone - the dial... Read more Read less

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