SEX WITH STRANGERS RETURNS TO BRISBANE AFTER SOLD-OUT 2014 SEASON
Brisbane Powerhouse, Thomas Larkin and Troy Armstrong Management present Sex With Strangers
“Flowers’ intelligent rendering of a truly remarkable script, plus the fearlessness of the acting, makes this Brisbane Powerhouse production the first must-see of this year’s Queensland theatre season.” THE AUSTRALIAN
“Director Jennifer Flowers’ Sex With Strangers is one of the most thrilling events on Brisbane stages this year.” COURIER MAIL
“…smart, funny, engaging and yes, on many occasions, downright steamy.” BRISBANE TIMES
Following rave reviews of its sold-out 2014 season, Sex With Strangers returns with its razor-sharp take on sex and the digital revolution, showing at Brisbane Powerhouse from Wednesday 11 – Sunday 22 February, 2015.
How far will you go to get what you want? If you got it, would you still be the same person? Written by acclaimed US author of the stage and screenLaura Eason, Sex With Strangers examines new-age relationships and the near impossibility of reinventing oneself when the past is just a click away.
The 2015 season will again be directed by multi-award winning director Jennifer Flowers, with Thomas Larkin and Veronica Neave reprising their roles as the opposing but magnetic combination of Ethan and Olivia.
After tackling the role of producer for the first time in the play’s 2014 debut season, Larkin says he is “pumped and ready” to once again co-produce and co-star, with a view to tour the production nationally in the not too distant future.
“Whenever I return to a play I have read or performed, I am always fascinated by the fact that there are constantly new elements to the story yet to be unpacked.
“Sex With Strangers is a love story of sorts with digital interactions as its central metaphor. The ever-evolving landscape of technology means thatEason has also made a number of new edits to the script to retain its relevance.”
Larkin says the piece was initially selected by himself and Flowers via a rigorous process. While aware of the racy, attention-grabbing title, they were further won over by the play’s unique content and the quality of the writing.
“Let’s face it, sex sells! That was one of Eason’s primary considerations when writing the play. We were also in search of a play in which the core focus was the acting, not the production elements.
“The story examines fast fame and success versus genuine craft and credibility throughout which Olivia and Ethan engage in an emotional, physical and intellectual tug-of-war. The up-close and personal experience of witnessing this in the intimacy of the Visy Theatre makes for highly compelling viewing.
“It is our intention to seduce the audience through this modern love story brought to life with just enough onstage ‘action’ to keep them wanting more.”
DATE Wed 11 – Sun 22 Feb
TIMES Wed – Fri 7pm / Sat 2pm + 7pm / Sun 4pm
VENUE Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
TICKETS $30 – $42 + transaction fee ($3 single / $6 multiple)
BOOKINGS brisbanepowerhouse.org / 3358 8600