THE SURRENDER to Host Talkback with Toni Bentley, Esther Perel and Laura Antoniou Tomorrow
The Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation has announced a post show talk back following the Thursday, January 16 7 PM performance of THE SURRENDER.
THE SURRENDER author Toni Bentley, director Zishan Ugurlu and actress Laura Campbell are joined by Esther Perel (renowned therapist and international best selling author of Mating in Captivity) and erotica pioneer Laura Antoniou (author of the groundbreaking BDSM-themed series The Marketplace) to discuss topics addressed in Bentley's frank memoir of a woman's sexual awakening-the loss of loss of desire in monogamy, the transcendence in desire, the power in submission. The evening is moderated by publishing powerhouse Judith Regan.
Long before Fifty Shades of Grey, former Balanchine dancer Toni Bentley offered readers a sensual glimpse into a taboo erotic experience with her daring memoir THE SURRENDER. After premiering in a production by the Spanish National Theatre in Madrid to great acclaim and a sold-out run and then causing a sensation at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, THE SURRENDER is stripped bare for the New York City stage.
The story of a woman's sexual obsession, THE SURRENDER tells of a classical ballerina who is seduced into the ultimate act of sexual submission by a sexy stranger. She is overcome and changed forever by his arousing alternative to convention.
Based on Toni Bentley's explicit and controversial erotic memoir, THE SURRENDER is "an extraordinary confession by a woman with an axe, and an ass, to grind" wrote Barry Humphries (aka Dame Edna.) An "eye-wateringly sexy show" (The Stage), THE SURRENDER is the witty, profound, and true story of one woman's experience of erotic transcendence.
THE SURRENDER began performances on Wednesday, January 8 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 2. Opening Night is Wednesday, January 15 at 7 PM. Performances are at The Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are $45 ($31.50 for preview performances from January 8-January 14). For tickets, please call Telecharge at 212-239-6200 or visit at www.telecharge.com. For more information, visit www.thesurrendertheplay.com.