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Review: SEX WITH STRANGERS Mesmerizes Atlanta Theatregoers

Sex with Strangers is wrapping up their final week at the historic Horizon Theatre. Written by Laura Eason, the play provokes the thought of who we are in our real lives versus who we portray ourselves to be in the cyber world.

Taking place in modern times, the quaint setting makes the audience feel at home. They quickly get to know Olivia (Megan Hayes) as a writer turned school teacher who isn't so happy with her job. Ethan (Michael Shenefelt) is also introduced as a witty, charismatic 20-something, who quickly woos Olivia over.

Due to the lack of realism, there was a disconnect between the delivery of the lines versus the plot. That disconnection effected the availability to fully engage in the scenes without feeling lost. However, Megan Hayes and Michael Shenefelt did an excellent job at keeping the momentum high throughout scenes that were otherwise confusing.

Each actor is worth noting, especially with this production being a plethora of dialogues. The comedic timing of each is impeccable, and their acting chops are undeniable.

Director Jeff Adler has put together an amazing show with a cohesiveness that is both impressive and unmatched. No actor pulls focus when they shouldn't, and even the smallest of lines is of the utmost importance.

Sex with Strangers is running until May 1, 2016. For more information, contact the Horizon Theatre at (404) 584-7450.

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