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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

72
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

88
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

72
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.

70
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.

78
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

82
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.

85
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

95
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.

93
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

91
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.

100
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?

93
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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