Firehouse Theater Company presents “The Mystery of Love and Sex”

by Bathsheba Doran
Directed by Lorraine Scott
A Regional Premiere
September 9 – October 7, 2017

Firehouse Theater presents the regional premier of “The Mystery of Love and Sex” September 9 through October 7at the John Hand Theater/Colorado Free University, 7653 East First Place in Lowry. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20-$23 and available by calling 303-562-3232 or on line at www.firehousetheatercompany.com.  Sexual content – material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

Deep in the American South, Charlotte and Jonny have been best friends since they were nine. She’s Jewish, he’s Christian; he’s black, she’s white. Their differences intensify their connection, until sexual desire complicates everything in surprising, compulsive ways. When they discover exactly what “more” actually entails, however, it comes as a surprise to them both—and to Charlotte’s parents, who are holding secrets and resentments of their own. This compelling, spirited story of intricate relationships is an entertaining and explosive look at race, sexual identity and family dynamics.

Lorraine Scott has cast Kristen Poole (Charlotte), Johnathan Underwood (Jonny), Joel Silverman (Howard) and Suzanne Connors Nepi (Lucinda).

Bathsheba Doran began her professional career writing comedy sketches for the BBC2 show Bruiser. In 2000, she moved to the United States and since then her work has been developed by the O’Neill Playwriting Center, Lincoln Center, Manhattan Theatre Club and Sundance Theatre Lab, among others. Her play, Kin, premiered at off-Broadway’s Playwrights Horizons in February of 2011. Her play The Mystery of Love and Sex, opened at Lincoln Center in New York in March 2015 and both were directed by Sam Gold.

She was nominated for a 2012 Writers Guild Award for her work on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. She also wrote episodes for season 2 of the NBC show Smash. She was a writer and co-producer of season 2 of the Showtime show Masters of Sex. She is co-executive producing and writing Hulu’s upcoming adaptation of The Looming Tower.

 

Firehouse Theater
“The Mystery of Love and Sex”
Sept. 9 – Oct. 7
An unexpected love story of evolving friendship.
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2:00 p.m.
$20 – $23
303-562-3232 or online at www.firehousetheatercompany.com\
@ The John Hand Theater, 7653 East 1st Place, Denver, CO 80230
Sexual content – material may be inappropriate for children under 13
Running time is approximately 2 hour and 20 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

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