Sex … “Or” Consequences
Sometimes, we all need a little sexin’ up. Perhaps a dash of intrigue mixed in. Oh, and a bit of gender-bendin’ can’t hurt, either.
Running from March 23rd until April 22nd, 2012 at the Seattle Repertory Theatre (which will, incidentally, be celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season next season, scheduled to run from September 2012 until May 2013) is Or – a farcical play by Liz Duffy Adams that’s directed by Allison Narver. It’s a 90-minute play without any intermissions that’s filled with artistic (and sexual) passion, artistic (and sexual) creativity, and diplomatic (and sexual) espionage. (Not too long ago, your Hedonista attended as media.)
Set during the reign of King Charles II during the time of England’s Restoration, the protagonist is a lovable – nay, desirable – bisexual spy-turned-playwright Aphra Behn (1640-1689): England’s first female professional playwright during a time when women had not yet broken into this industry. Not surprisingly, gettin’ by in a Restoration-Era “Man’s World” typically involves some sex … or consequences. Played by Kirsten Potter, Aphra is very playful, intelligent, and practical. Montana von Fliss plays the beautiful and sexually-charged Nell Gwynne (and others). Finally, Basil Harris plays Charles II (and others). This is a three-person cast of characters that’s pulled off as if there are many, many more. Definitely worth seeing.
Fourteen performances remain, including both 2:00 p.m. matinées and 7:30 p.m. evening performances. (NOTE: Some shows are already sold out.) Tickets are (depending on performance time): $35-$45 for adults, $35-$40 for seniors and $22 for students. For those of you 25 years of age and under, tickets to any show are $12 (best seats available). Also, groups of 10 or more can get up to 20% off tickets.
So if you’re cravin’ a lil’ witty, sexual content, dear hedonists, Or just may be the play for you.