The Black Box Theatre
The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
111 West 46th St. between Sixth & Seventh Aves.
Tuesday - Sunday through June 28, $60-$100 ($35-$85 with discount code UWANT2)
The matter of “consent” is a complex subject, one that writer-director David Rhodes explores in his new play, simply titled Consent. “Relationships can be incredibly sexy, but also incredibly scary, navigating power dynamics and personal needs while getting to know each other,” he says about the play in a statement. “My goal with Consent is to explore issues surrounding primal desire, vulnerability, passion, and shame and to let the audience make up their own minds as to what transpired.” In the play, Mark McCullough Thomas stars as Ron, an architect and former NFL player who has just come out as gay. The dramatic change in his life has an effect on his relationships with Emily (Catherine Curtin), Kurt (Michael Goldstein), and Susie (Angela Pierce), leading to professional and personal twists and tangles. Consent is written and directed by Rhodes, who has previously written and starred in the solo shows I’m Telling You and Rites of Privacy. The scenic design is by Scott Tedmon-Jones, with lighting by John Eckert, sound by Chad Raines of the punk band the Simple Pleasure, and video projection by Chelsie McPhilimy.
TICKET GIVEAWAY: Consent is running through June 28 at the Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center, and twi-ny has three pairs of tickets to give away for free for performances through June 21. Just send your name and daytime phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, June 8, at 3:00 to be eligible. All entrants must be twenty-one years of age or older; three winners will be selected at random.
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