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Five Encounters On A Site Called Craigslist (YesYesNoNo)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

Craigslist describes itself as “local classifieds and forums – community moderated, and largely free”. It was through Craigslist that Sam had his first sexual experience with a man. This, and four later Craigslist hookups, are the basis of this conversational play, which scrunches up Sam’s experiences and unfolds them into reflections about sex and emotional intimacy. Audience participation is used heavily, but no one’s put on the spot; Sam works hard to keep us comfortable and engaged, and never hectors. The gentleness of his interactions with us forms a theatrical counterpart to the difficulty he faces in forming sustained emotional attachments with others. It’s a beautiful piece, the kind of theatre that is visionary, purposive and unpretentious.

ZOO, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Alexander Hartley]