Sex with Strangers
by Laura Eason
directed by Jordan Gullikson
produced March 7-25, 2018
Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees at 2pm
Olivia is nearly 40 and her latest novel is an unsung masterpiece slowly fading into obscurity. Ethan is a hot, 20-something, memoirist whose online journals of "sexcapades" are the buzz of the blogosphere. When these opposites attract at a remote B&B, a steamy romance erupts. This smart, tantalizing, comedy flirts with the ever-blurring line between public and private personas in our digital age. Laura Eason is the author of twenty plays and is a writer for the Emmy award-winning Netflix series, House of Cards.
Cadden Jones* as Olivia
Logan James Hall* as Ethan
Scenic Design: Jeff Modereger
Lighting Design: Jamien Forrest
Costume Design: Cora Fauser
Sound Design: Martha Goode
Props Master: Sue Wade
Technical Director: Chuck Padula
Production Stage Management: CJ Holcomb
SEX WITH STRANGERS is appropriate for ages 15 & up. Some adult language and sexuality. Running Time: 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.
* Actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.
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"Igniting a romance is easy. But maintaining the tension of flirtation is even more fascinating and, in playwright Laura Eason's snappy 'Sex With Strangers', extremely funny. The current Vermont Stage production of the 2011 play is buoyant comedy with crackling performances." – Seven Days
"Despite its title, 'Sex with Strangers' is really about a relationship between just two people. And Vermont Stage’s production of the 2011 Laura Eason contemporary romantic comedy about conflicting dating styles of today and yesterday, which opened Wednesday at FlynnSpace, proved as touching as it was funny." – The Times Argus
"A twisty and timely play about lust, love and the complex nature of identity in our digital-dominated era." – NY Times
“Lives up to its titillating title with a pitch-perfect story.”
“A thoughtful comedy about privacy and publicity. Eason offers resonant observations about how technology both eases and complicates relationships.” —The New Yorker