Monday, July 6, 2015

Let's get the party started

There are many types of couples. Among these are those who swing and those who don't. Those who don't are generally censurious of those who do.

Bruce Norris' The Qualms, at Playwrights Horizons through July 12th, analyzes the relationships of couples who swap.

What brings newly weds, Chris (Jeremy Shamos) and Kristy (Sarah Goldberg), to the party seems to be a a kink in their marriage. Not the usual kink which might lead readily to swinging, but more like a rift. 

Chris, it seems, is reluctant to join Gary (John Procaccino) and Teri (Kate Arrington) in their fun. This of course, despite the good will of the other participants, ultimately puts a damper on the proceedings.

While Deb (Donna Lynne Champlin), Ken (Andy Lucien), and Regine (Chinasa Oginbuagu) are all welcoming, Chris and super macho Roger (Noah Emmerich) bump heads from the minute they meet.Kristy is happy to play along and enjoy herself. 

Pam MacKinnon directs this excellent ensemble who take us on an unexpected and entertaining jaunt. 

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