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The Mystery of Love and Sex

Apr 13 - May 20, 2018

Regional Premiere

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From a writer on Showtime’s Masters of Sex and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire


Charlotte and Jonny have been best friends since they were nine. She's Jewish, he's Christian, she’s white, and he's black. They love each other, but not in that way. Or maybe that way. As they tumble into their twenties and confront the mysteries of their sexuality, they eventually find that the path forward is not always the one right in front of you.


By Bathsheba Doran


Directed by Rebecca Longworth

Note: This play includes brief nudity.





“a thrilling psychological dramedy ... beautifully realized production ... delivers a binge's worth of reward for a one-night commitment" - Bay Area Reporter


 “Here’s a charming play that hits the notes of modern life ... Who can resist such a mystery?” - Theatrius

"a sweet story of personal growth that is universal in nature and ingrained with just the right amount of humor to balance the angst" - For All Events


"we as an audience are fully entertained during the two-hour, wild outing ... a worthwhile and entertaining evening" - Theatre Eddys


"Linda Maria Girón ... creates a fascinating portrayal ... I was particularly taken by Kenny Scott's layered characterization of Jonny and the intriguing transformation achieved by Shay Oglesby-Smith's Lucinda" - My Cultural Landscape


Season Producers: Norman Abramson & David Beery, Lowell Kimble

Executive Producers: Robert Burkes & Son Nguyen, Bill Gregory, Steamworks - Berkeley
Producers: Richard Meiss & Peter Rudy, Dave Madsen & Rick Norris

Graphic Design by Klinger Creative

Mystery of Love and Sex, The is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC

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