David Rhodes Play CONSENT, Featuring OITNB Actress, Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
CONSENT, a new play written and directed by David Rhodes (Rites of Privacy, The Road to Skye) opens tonight, June 11, at The Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).
Ron Sullivan, former pro-NFL player and award-winning architect, is experimenting with sexual freedom in his SoHo loft. Done with coming out and nearly divorced from his high school sweetheart, Ron has a chance encounter with Kurt, a hot Yale law student, that pushes him to the edge of his sexual boundaries . . . or beyond them. The passion that follows transforms both men, and ripples into the lives of Ron's wife and his sister Emily. Emily questions the ethics and risks of sex games, but it's ultimately up to the audience to determine who is seducing whom in the murky realm of power play and CONSENT.
The cast of CONSENT includes: Catherine Curtin ("Orange is the New Black," The Lady of Dubuque, Love, Janis), Michael Goldstein (Belgrade Trilogy), Angela Pierce ("You Don't Know Jack," "Unburden") and Mark McCulloughThomas (Our Lady of 121st Street, "Guiding Light").
David Rhodes said, "Relationships can be incredibly sexy, but also incredibly scary, navigating power dynamics and personal needs while getting to know each other. My goal with CONSENT is to explore issues surrounding primal desire, vulnerability, passion and shame and to let the audience make up their own minds as to what transpired."
CONSENT has scenic design by Scott Tedmon-Jones (Mother Jones and the Children's Crusade), costume design by Izzy Fields (The Crucible, The Trestle at Pop lick Creek), lighting design by John Eckert (If Colorado Had an Ocean,Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love), sound design by Chad Raines (Fairy Tale Lives of Russian Girls,From White Plains), video design by Chelsie McPhilimy (She Kills Monsters) and props by Addison Herren. Casting is by Callieri Casting.
CONSENT is currently in previews at The Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). Opening night is June 11th. Tickets are $60 dollars for general admission with premium reserved seating available. Tickets are available through OvationTix at 212-352-3101 or by visiting www.ConsentThePlay.com.
Photo by Richard Termine