Pictured: Vanessa Severo
Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the cast for Laura Eason’s modern take on love in the digital age, SEX WITH STRANGERS.
Directed by Assistant Artistic Director, Chip Miller, the production features Vanessa Severo as Olivia and CJ Eldred as Ethan.
From the press release: “Desire, intellect, and secret agendas collide in this smart, tantalizing take on love, sex, and the double-edged quest for artistic validation. Olivia, an obscure novelist on the cusp of 40, is trapped in a secluded inn with Ethan, a wildly successful blogger ten years her junior. Opposites attract, passions ignite, and personalities clash as a winter storm rages outside.”
“Laura’s writing is so incisive and muscular. She’s working with these giant ideas about public versus private persona while exploring the toll one’s artistic work can have on their personal relationships,” comments Miller. “It feels incredibly timely to be working on a play that engages so frankly with the complicated questions surrounding sex, power, and intimacy.”
SEX WITH STRANGERS runs March 2- 25, 2018 on the Copaken Stage. For more information visit kcrep.org.