THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX

by Bathsheba Doran
directed by Shannon Sindelar
September 2 - October 2, 2016

MIDWEST PREMIERE

2016 Lambda Literary Award Finalist


Run time: 140 minutes
One 15 minute intermission
Content Advisory: Full Frontal Nudity, depiction of Drug Use, Smoking, Adult Language, Sexual Situations


 

The story

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 sex and love complicate everything in surprising, compulsive ways. Spanning five years, Bathsheba Doran’s (KIN) new play is full of compassion and wry wisdom.

Full of twists and turns, this is a love story about the consequences of growing up.


“We’re so lucky to have us.
I feel like we’re this model of how the world should be, you know?
I’m a Jewish girl and you’re a Christian boy.
You’re black and I’m white.
But when we’re together, we’re so beyond that. It’s so pure.
I feel like people should study us.”
— Charlotte, THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX

The Artists

THE PRODUCTION


THE RESPONSE

"Perfectly wonderful! Among the season's finest new plays. It is tender, funny, packed with humanity and brimming with surprising revelations. Bathsheba Doran has written a play with such wry wisdom that I emerged from the theater into yet another fright day feeling warmed from within."  — The New York Times


The Audience

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