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THE SEXUAL LIFE OF SAVAGES at the Beverly Hills Playhouse

Photo by Ed Krieger

Photo by Ed Krieger

David C. Nichols – LA Times

In its basic contours and execution, Ian MacAllister-McDonald’s “The Sexual Life of Savages” at the Beverly Hills Playhouse is an edgy dramedy of postmillennial eroticism that certainly keeps us watching. Read more…

Myron Meisel – The Hollywood Reporter

A couple planning on romance is instead waylaid by argument, a fundamental kernel of dramatic conflict with potential for rueful recognition by the audience. Hal (Luke Cook), a well-spoken guy with nagging reactionary tendencies, persists in pressing eminently sensible girlfriend Jean (Melissa Paladino) to reveal the extent of her past lovers, apparently determined to provoke his own recriminations. Read more…

Dany Margolies  -  Arts In LA

Ian MacAllister-McDonald’s world premiere script broaches several slices of life not usually seen onstage. The topic, as his play’s title responsibly hints, is the sexuality of his five characters. The dialogue is exceedingly explicit, and we’re not talking an occasional F-bomb. But the situations his characters put themselves in and the conversations the play will undoubtedly provoke in its audiences are unique.  Read more…

Steven Leigh Morris  – LA Weekly

Oh, sex: Can we ever get over it? And if we do, what will there be to write about? What would the state of the world be if it weren’t largely defined by overt and subliminal sexual impulses? Read more…

Now running through August 16.

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