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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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Quirky, Funny, Disappointing, Edgy

69
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.

56
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.

69
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

55
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

65
Unsatisfying

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

66
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

69
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)

60
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.

66
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

52
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.

55
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.

60
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.


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