Sex With Strangers


Sex With Strangers

March 1 - April 10, 2016
Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater

Written by Laura Eason
Directed by Kimberly Senior
Featuring Stephen Louis Grush & Rebecca Pidgeon

“Gripping. Timely and engaging. Eason has written characters that, while symbolizing their respective generations, feel layered and unpredictable.”
– Los Angeles Times
“Under Kimberly Senior's direction, this taut two-person drama is engrossing and surprising.” – Los Angeles Times
“Features a fiery performance by Stephen Louis Grush … irresistible as the smarmy, smug, and volatile Ethan.” – Theatermania
“Veteran stage actor Pidgeon smartly conveys the wide range of Olivia's conflicting desires in a canny performance that is often both funny and heartbreaking.”
“Director Kimberly Senior makes good use of the intimate "Audrey" performing space and sensitively draws us in to Olivia and Ethan's interactions.” –
“Provocative, conversation-provoking, undeniably sexy dramedy. Keeps you on the edge of your seat.” – Stage Scene LA
“Sex With Strangers proves that you don’t need a big bunch of actors onstage to make things sizzle at the Geffen.” – Stage Scene LA
"Both performers in this two-hander are expert and appealing. Mr. Grush is clever, funny, doesn't care if we like him, and that's right on the beam." – Stage Raw
"This entertaining two-hander is both sexually and intellectually provocative.”
– The Hollywood Reporter
"A sexy romantic comedy strictly for grown-ups ... a bodice ripper with a brain."
– The Washington Post
“The acting is brilliant in this well written and very steamy romantic comedy. Their carnal chemistry seems real! SEX WITH STRANGERS is one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE
“Fresh and intriguing. Director Kimberly Senior keeps the action moving in what could be a wordy play, fleshing out her two characters with skill and sensitivity.”

When frustrated novelist Olivia meets fast-talking blogger Ethan – known more for his sexual prowess than his prose – she worries she will become just another chapter in his little black book. Their funny and flirty union blurs the lines between rewrites, romance and royalties – proving you can’t judge a book by its author.




Now At The Geffen

Upcoming Shows & Events

. August 2019
September 2019
October 2019

Performance Info

2 hours including one 15 minute intermission.

This production includes adult themes and strong language.

There is no late seating and no re-entry while the performance is in progress.