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Sleeping Around

ensemble theatre · theatre unleashed · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America

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KAT PRIMEAU certified reviewer June 09, 2015
tagged as: touching · honest
Sleeping Around is a funny, sincere, beautifully honest, and tightly directed take on modern intimacy, or the lack thereof. I laughed out loud, I cried at the truthfulness of the piece, and I thoroughly enjoyed the talented ensemble and all they put into this production!... full review
MICHAEL VAN DUZER certified reviewer June 23, 2015
Sleeping Around is the true definition of an ensemble show, with each actor playing the same role in two very different scenes. There are no star turns, but cast members bravely immerse themselves into their characters, warts and all. Full review at "original article."... full review
SHARI BARRETT certified reviewer June 24, 2015
Anyone who has attempted to navigate online dating will appreciate this look at how intertwined all of our lives have become. Each scene in this one act concerns a couple, with one member of each couple proceeding into the next scene with a different partner. No situation is exactly the same and yet each seems so familiar. From a casual hook-up with no names exchanged, we go on to meet that man's wife who is suffering from cancer and has encouraged him to go out and find his next lover so he won't be alone. Tender and heart-wrenching. We then watch as this woman hooks up with a young bartender who turns out to be a virgin. Next the bartender hopes to use he new found lovemaking skills on a bubble-headed blonde. Then it's the blond... full review
WADE SKALSKY certified reviewer June 26, 2015
This play definitely left me wanting more. Stories involving sex can get mired in the easy score of titillating or shocking without purpose. None of that happened here. The vignettes were a thought provoking treatment of social mores and also how sex can play out in unexpected circumstances. The actors perfectly complimented each other. I really enjoyed this and would give it my highest recommendation. ... full review
DANIEL JOHNSON certified reviewer June 28, 2015
Hollywood Fringe mainstay Theatre Unleashed returns with the World Premiere of Sleeping Around written by Cesar Abella. Abella and Theatre Unleashed have stunned at the Fringe twice before in 2012 and 2014's productions of 25 Plays per Hour, featuring Abella's knockout monologue "White Satin. Clean Lines." This new full-length work centers on a chain of sexual encounters. Each new encounter features one of the characters from the previous scene – Angela sleeps with Donnie; Donnie sleeps with Elizabeth, Elizabeth sleeps with Ryan - until the entire cast of 9 has each been featured in two scenes. The challenge with a show like this is finding ways to keep the pairings fresh, varied, and believable. After all, each character must be in a... full review