‘Orgasms: the Play’ at the Rose & Crown

Art & Culture
October 14, 2011 10:12 am

Poster for Orgasms the play

‘Orgasms’, a new play by Dan Israely, opens at Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub on Tuesday 18 October. The run at the Rose & Crown in the London premiere of the play.

‘Orgasms’ looks rather intriguing, and I’m not quite sure what to expect from it. It is a comedy, and from the press release, it is about relationships between men and women. The play is apparently inspired by the work of Shere Hite, the American-born (she took German nationality in 1995) “sexologist”. Hite is an academic who has published numerous works on sexuality since her first writing in 1974. The play, however, is a comedy, and the press release describes it thus:

Orgasms is a play about men and women, their differences, attitudes and hang-ups. The play goes to Adam and Eve. God created Adam, his first human. It was only natural that he’d make some mistakes. For instance, he forgot to connect the penis to the heart and the brain. When he created the women, he corrected many of his original mistakes, thus, the woman is an improved version. The play employs humor, it keeps the audience sympathizing, agreeing and laughing.

Orgasms has played at the Soho Playhouse in New York, and in Mexico City. The opening night at the Rose & Crown, on Hoe Street, is on Tuesday 18 October, and the play then has a series of short runs at the pub through until December. Full price tickets are £15, with some concessions available. You can purchase tickets and see a full list of performance dates on the Rose & Crown Ticketsource page.

More information about the show, including some musical clips and photos, can be found on the play’s official website. For more information about the Rose & Crown, go here.

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