Full Length Play
More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - The play takes place on the outskirts of major cities in the American south.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Alcohol, Drugs, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes, Nudity/Partial Nudity, Smoking
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Deep in the American South, Charlotte and Jonny have been best friends since they were nine. She's Jewish, he's Christian, he's black, she's white. Their differences intensify their connection until sexual desire complicates everything in surprising, compulsive ways. An unexpected love story about where souls meet and the consequences of growing up.
"Perfectly wonderful! Among the season's finest plays. It is tender, funny, packed with humanity and brimming with surprising revelations. Bathsheba Doran has written a play with such compassion and wry wisdom that I emerged from the theater into yet another frigid day feeling warmed from within." - The New York Times
"Wise and exquisitely crafted." - Time Out New York
"The best new play of this young year." - Deadline.com
RELATED ARTICLES ON BREAKING CHARACTER
Writing About "It": The Mystery of Love and Sex
by Bathsheba Doran
February 10, 2016
The Mystery of Love and Sex premiered in New York City at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre at the Lincoln Center in February of 2015, under the direction of Sam Gold.