By: Scott Woldman
Directed by: Jason Fleece
At Redtwist Theatre, Chicago
With a title like 44 Ways to End Your Sex Life, an audience shouldn’t be surprised to find that this show is strictly adult humor. Composed of many short skits, this production is reminiscent of Saturday Night Live. Six ensemble actors and actresses, change characters every scene to embody another hilarious and often pathetic sexual encounter. The whole thing is one large collection of ridiculously outrageous, to pathetically realistic sexual scenarios that leave the audience rolling with laughter.
44 Ways to End Your Sex Life is part five of the “Luv Cycle” series. This comedy doesn’t have a storyline, just a bunch of short clips united by a central theme, so you don’t need to have seen any of the prequels to fully enjoy this episode. In “Luv Cycle” playwright Scott Woldman examines the many ways a poor guy – yes, of course, it’s almost always the guy – can screw up his love life, being forced to roam the rubble to find a new mate. Discover for yourself the various reasons the alpha male gets kicked out of bed and becomes Omega man.
Director Jason Fleece is a graduate of the DePaul University MFA Direction program. Jason directed TREATS by Christopher Hampton last season, and returns to take the reins of the world premiere of this unique and hilarious sex comedy.
Filled with both crude and clever humor, this is a great play for anybody who is looking for a good laugh. For anyone looking for more, this is also a BYOB event, so feel free to bring your favorite brew.
Samuel Erza Fisch
Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mwar, Chicago, Il 60660, Tickets: $15 (BYOB), Fridays and Saturday nights at 10:30pm from February 28th to April 5th.
The runtime is approximately 80 minutes.