CONSENT, a new play written and directed by David Rhodes (Rites of Privacy, The Road to Skye) will premiere at The Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam
Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).
Ron Sullivan, former pro-NFL player and award-winning architect, is experimenting with sexual freedom in his SoHo loft. Done with coming out and nearly divorced from
his high school sweetheart, Ron has a chance encounter with Kurt, a hot Yale law student, that pushes him to the edge of his sexual boundaries . . . or beyond them. The
passion that follows transforms both men, and ripples into the lives of Ron’s wife and his sister Emily. Emily questions the ethics and risks of sex games, but it’s ultimately up to the audience to determine who is seducing whom in the murky realm of power play and CONSENT.
The cast of CONSENT includes: Catherine Curtin (“Orange Is The New Black,” The Lady of Dubuque, Love, Janis), Michael Goldstein (Belgrade Trilogy), Angela Pierce (“You Don’t Know Jack,” “Unburden”) and Mark McCullough Thomas (Our Lady of
121st Street, “Guiding Light”).
During the run of CONSENT in 2015, America saw:
- Bruce Jenner transitioned to Caitlyn
- Mattress girl graduated from Columbia University, carrying her mattress up to receive her diploma.
- Gay marriage was legaized by the Supreme Court
- On our closing day The NY Times ran a feature called "Regulating Sex" on the issue of consent
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