Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll

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It becomes more and more apparent each day that passes that there’s a crisis of male leadership in this country.  What kinds of men are being produced in American society, anyway? If you want to get more specific and a little uncomfortable, start pondering what the era of Oliver North, Huey Lewis and Ron and Nanners churned out.  After all, the products of this era are now, you know, the grown-ups. 

In the early 1990s, playwright Eric Bogosian answered this question artfully with his dizzying one-man-10-character stage analysis, Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll, a collection of intense and provocative monologues and character studies. Today, progressive theater Plays & Players puts the sociological perversion on for your lurid 2014 curiosities. In the original production, the playwright took the stage; for Plays and Players’ take, West Chester University alum Eric Scotolati lends his talents to bring Bogosian’s creation to life under Allison Heishman’s potent direction. And the show isn’t just a performance: It’s interactive sociological theater, with a community conversations and “classroom” talks after a few performances.

Describing his work to the New York Times as a “punk rock style of acting,” Bogosian insists that his much-lauded play should be a “visceral experience” that has little to do with “applause, it’s not about laughs, it’s not about box office or reviews ... What it’s about is energy.” // JOSH KRUGER

Through June 21. Plays and Players Theater, 1714 Delancey Place. playsandplayers.org

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WHEN
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Recurring: ONCE Sunday, June 08, 2014
Recurring: ONCE Monday, June 09, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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WHERE
1714 Delancey St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 06/09/2014. .

FOR MORE INFO
Plays & Players Theatre

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