Sleeping Around

Drama · theatre unleashed · Ages 18+ · United States of America

world premiere


“…quick witted and smart.”

“(Jim) Martyka and (Courtney) Bell’s sequence is particularly powerful – and so is the nicely pitched emotional scene between (Eric) Cire and (Gregory) Crafts.”
- Paul Birchall, Stage Raw

RECOMMENDED by Gia on the Move!

“’This is it – this is as good as it gets.’”

“…a cute comedy with a gnarly twist, embedded with some serious commentary about life in the millennial age.”

“It’s definitely a show to put on your ‘Must See’ Fringe list.”
- Tracey Paleo, Gia on the Move

Rated #SeeItLA by #SeeItOrSkipItLA

“It comes as no surprise that their annual foray into the Hollywood Fringe Festival would continue to inspire anything less than a phenomenally intriguing performance that delves deeper into the intricately complicated dynamics of 21st century sexual relationships.”

“…A character-driven piece that provides a platform for truly incredible performances.”

“I can say with absolute certainty that this show – and any other produced by TU – is well worth your time and deserving of your undivided attention.”
- Barbra Dillon, Fanboy Comics

“TU has passionate comedy ‘gold’ – all strung together with heart in ‘Sleeping Around’”

“It is really witty, very funny in parts and centers around realistic relationships with realistic people – and – at the center of it all, all the characters have heart and real passion for what they want – or what they think they want.”
- Lorenzo Marchessi, The Geek Authority

“A tapestry of humanity, all of them realized with wit and humor and most of all with honesty.”
- David MacDowell Blue, Night-Tinted Glasses

“And while we expect to feel the heartbreak, elation, or boredom of the characters, what is special about this ensemble is how each actor manages to move beyond expectations to surprise us as well.”
- Michael Van Duzer, Show Mag

“Tender and heart-wrenching.”
- Shari Barrett, Broadway World

“Sleeping Around is a complex comic achievement, more serious in intent than its playful publicity campaign suggests, and ambitious indeed for a Fringe play. Theatre Unleashed earns another laurel.”
- Mark Hein, Theatre Ghost

“Joys, anxiety, humour, discomfort, pleasure, sorrow, and tragedy, all are ties that bind us as one. All of these themes, and more are artfully presented on stage.”

“If you’re looking for a night of laughter, a touch of introspection into the nature of humanity, and our connections with it; Sleeping Around is for you.”
- The_Detective

Sex is easy. Love is hard.

Theatre Unleashed is back for the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival with Sleeping Around, an original play by Cesar Abella, directed by Wendy Gough!

Sleeping Around interweaves the stories of nine very different people searching for intimacy and all connected by sex, relationships and the sometimes hysterical, sometimes crushing emotional baggage of both.

Sat. June 6th at 11:55 pm
Sat. June 13th at 7:30 pm
Thur. June 18th at 8:30 pm
Sun. June 21st at 5:30 pm
Thur. June 25th at 8:30 pm

Angela – Sammi Lappin
Donnie – Jim Martyka
Elizabeth – Courtney Bell
Ryan – Lee Pollero
Sophie – Brandie June
Elliott – Eric Cire
Sam – Gregory Crafts
Colleen – Jenn Scuderi Crafts
Chris – Jase Lindgren

Playwright – Cesar Abella
Director – Wendy Gough
Stage Manager – Erin Scott

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Production Team

* Fringe Veteran