Sex with Strangers

February 23 - March 19, 2017
(Opening Night: March 1, 2017) 

In the Lyceum Space

Written by Laura Eason
Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
Scenic Design by Brian Redfern

Costume Design by Anastasia Pautova
Lighting Design by Sherrice Mojgani
Sound Design by Kevin Anthenill
Dramaturgy by Shelley Orr
Assistant Direction by Bernardo Mazon
Stage Management by Heather Brose
Assistant Stage Management by 
Annika Tinsley

Cast:
Lisel Gorell-Getz as "Olivia"
Connor Sullivan as "Ethan"
 

Olivia is an attractive, talented and under-appreciated mid-career writer just one big step away from success. Ethan is a hot young writer whose online journals about his "sexcapades" with strangers have become the buzz of the blogosphere. When these two are unexpectedly trapped in a secluded cabin during a winter storm, opposites attract. The chemistry is hot and the sex electric. A one-night-stand turns into dating and dating into something much more complicated. As their literary futures become intimately intertwined, both writers confront who they are, what they really want and how much they are willing to change to get it. 
 
Playwright Laura Eason is a staff writer for the Netflix series “House of Cards.” Her sensuous and provocative comedy about fame, cyber identity, and the desire for intimacy and respect is a break-out hit that has gotten rave reviews all over the country. Eason seductively explores the timely question: what transpires when our online and offline identities intersect and our private lives become public domain?
 

Advisory: Sex with Strangers contains strong adult language and two characters with intense physical chemistry.

 

                                                                   


Production Photos

                     
Connor Sullivan as "Ethan" and Lisel Gorrel-Getz             Lisel Gorrel-Getz as "Olivia" and Connor                Lisel Gorrel-Getz as "Olivia" and Connor Sullivan
           as "Olivia" in Sex with Strangers                            Sullivan as "Ethan" in Sex with Strangers                         as "Ethan" in Sex with Strangers
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Lisel Gorrel-Getz as "Olivia" in Sex with Strangers       
Lisel Gorrel-Getz as "Olivia" and Connor Sullivan            Lisel Gorrel-Getz as "Olivia" and Connor
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as "Ethan" in Sex with Strangers                        Sullivan as "Ethan" in Sex with Strangers
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 Connor Sullivan as "Ethan" and Lisel Gorrel-Getz             Lisel Gorrel-Getz as "Olivia" and Connor             Lisel Gorrel-Getz as "Olivia" in Sex with Strangers
             as "Olivia" in Sex with Strangers                          Sullivan as "Ethan" in Sex with Strangers                                          Download
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Press Photos

                
  Lisel Gorell-Getz as "Olivia" and Connor                  Connor Sullivan as "Ethan" and Lisel                    Connor Sullivan as "Ethan" and Lisel
 Sullivan as "Ethan" in Sex with Strangers             Gorell-Getz as "Olivia" in Sex with Strangers         
Gorell-Getz as "Olivia" in Sex with Strangers
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 Sullivan as "Ethan" in Sex with Strangers                                                Sex with Strangers
 
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Bios

Laura Eason (Playwrightis a Brooklyn-based screenwriter and playwright. She is best known for four seasons as a writer/producer on the Netflix drama, “House of Cards”  (WGA nomination for outstanding writing in a drama series, three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for drama series) and her more than twenty produced plays and adaptations including Sex with Strangers (a top ten most produced play in the U.S. in ‘15-’16  and ’16-’17; over fifty separate productions including Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago; Second Stage, New York; Hampstead Theatre, London, Sydney Theatre, AU; Blackwing Productions, Buenos Aires, AR). Her newest play, Remarkable Invisible, will receive its world premiere in 2017 at Theatre by the Lake in the UK. Her feature film debut commences shooting this summer, produced and starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Eason is an ensemble member and the former Artistic Director of Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago (2011 Regional Theatre Tony Award), a Dramatists Guild and WGAE member and an alumna of the WP Playwright’s Lab. lauraeason.com.

Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (Director) is the founding Artistic Director of MOXIE Theatre.   Before MOXIE, Delicia worked as Artistic Associate of San Diego Repertory Theatre as a part of the Theatre Communications Group’s New Generations Program: Future Leaders. Some San Diego directing credits include: MOXIE Theatre: “The Butcher of Baraboo” (co-director), “Bleeding Kansas,” “The Listener,” “Bluebonnet Court,” “Rhubarb or How to Play With a Rollergirl,” “The Treatment,” “Pulp,” “Gibson Girl,” “Dog Act,” and “Kimberly Akimbo.” San Diego REP: “The Good Body,” “Miss Witherspoon,” “Intimate Apparel,” and “Proof” (co-director with Sam Woodhouse). Cygnet Theatre: “Fences.” New Village Arts Theatre: “Hamlet” and “Prelude to a Kiss.” Diversionary Theatre: “Fit to be Tied,” “Bluebonnet Court,” and “Pulp.” 6th @ Penn Theatre: “Sophocles' Antigone,” “Euripides’ Children of Heracles” translated by Marianne MacDonald. Honors and awards include: San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel awards, Patte awards, a Women's International Center Living Legacy Award, The Des McAnuff New Visions Award for Risk Taking Leadership from the San Diego Critics Circle and a SD Playbill Billie award. Delicia was twice a recipient of the Van Lier Directing Fellowship through Second Stage Theatre in New York, and is an alumna of the New York Drama League’s Directors Program. Delicia is married to designer Jerry Sonnenberg and proud mama of August and Zoë.

 

 
 
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