The Other Theatre Company Presents Threesome at The Greenhouse Theatre (April 27, 2017)

An Egyptian American couple invite another man into their bedroom for a threesome. However, this idea feels completely staged and unreal. One of the characters even says he feels like he’s following a script. It continues to be absurd until the threesome is called off. Then, the action immediately pivots as the guest reveals a big secret. He leaves and the couple fight about what he just revealed and what it means for their relationship. Black out and it’s intermission.

The second act is completely different from the first act. The dramatic tension is strong and the issues raised are powerful. The woman reveals secrets that were causing tension in her life and their relationship. This play would be greatly improved if they removed the idea of the threesome. Have the first act take place in a bar and change the title to Dark Secrets.

All in all, the second half is expertly acted and well written and does manage to make up for the bizarre first part. Get tickets now for Threesome through May 21st.

Quinn Delaney

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