The Rental

ali astin & ben ubiñas · Ages 12+ · United States of America

world premiere
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RUSSELL EATON certified reviewer June 09, 2018
tagged as: sexy · drama · provocative · insightful · adult themes
Playing out in real time, a sexual encounter between two strangers shifts from sharing a moment of tenderness to an examination of personal integrity and sexual politics. This fascinating drama takes a familiar sounding premise and manages to create a thought-provoking, fast-moving hour. I highly recommend this show.... full review
LACEY RAE PAWLOWICZ certified reviewer June 12, 2018
A well-acted deep dive into a call girl's appointment with a 20-something virgin. Both characters are impeccably defined and have clear POVs. The actors are fearless in their portrayals. An interesting snapshot into these two individuals' lives.... full review
RYAN LISMAN certified reviewer June 11, 2018
There were some great moments in The Rental. Some interesting turns and choices occurred that I didn't predict, and the play explores an interesting topic. The acting was really good, and the dialogue is well crafted to allow the actors to really dig into their unique perspectives. I would have liked to have seen the stakes being raised and the character's objectives being slightly stronger, but overall this was an enjoyable play. ... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 12, 2018
Both Astin and Corvino turned in Tony Award-worthy performances as a call girl and her virgin client. The story takes you in one direction and then shifts into an entirely different one, with mind-blowing results. Check out the rest of the review at full review