“It’s Just Sex” Returns to NoHo – Where It All Started
Did you know that NoHo has the highest concentration of theatres outside of New York City? Yes world, L.A. is definitely a theatre town! The NoHo Arts District dot Com team is always thrilled to share the many successes of our growing North Hollywood neighborhood. We especially like to share the success of our theatres and the shows they produce. So let’s give a huge NoHo “Welcome Back” to L.A.’s longest-running comedy and the Off-Broadway hit – “It’s Just Sex” at The Secret Rose Theatre.
So what’s the show all about?
The play follows the story of three normal married couples – each dealing with the realities and issues of modern marriage – who get together for an innocent cocktail party. But a game of truth or dare leads to a surprising and cleverly-staged partner-swap and the couples are left to deal with the hilarious consequences. “As the liquor flows, games are plays, secrets are spilled, boundaries are broken and reality gets swapped for fantasy.”
How long has the show run?
“It’s Just Sex” ran for almost three years in L.A. and 10 months Off-Broadway in New York at the Actors’ Temple Theater.
What do you think is the secret to the show’s success?
Three reasons – it’s funny, it’s sexy and everyone relates to the characters and the situations. The show is perfect date-night entertainment and provokes great conversation afterwards. It just works. It is fast paced and very funny and gets you thinking about your own life, relationship and how you’d deal with a topic everyone thinks about but never actually experiences.
What’s up next for the show?
We open at the Secret Rose in North Hollywood on August 22 with plans to raise money for a Las Vegas production early next year at a major hotel-casino. It will also be produced in Austin, Texas at the 300-seat Oneworld Theater in September and has been licensed for productions in Brazil and Israel for 2015. There is also the potential of a production in London.
The new cast for It’s Just Sex Los Angeles 2014 includes: John Colella & Reamy Hall (who are a real-life married couple), Andy Hirsch, Stephanie Fredricks, Betsy Russell and Vincent Spano.
You can find It’s Just Sex on Facebook – www.facebook.com/ItsJustSexComedy and Twitter @ItsJustSexPlay
See what folks are saying about the show:
“A comic home run. Unapologetically commercial. It’s thoughtful naughtiness rocks the house.” A comic home run” – L.A. Times
“Convulsively funny” – Variety
“Sweet, Passionate, Thought-provoking, convincingly enthusiastic … Rick Shaw adds nice directorial touches.” – N.Y. Times
“GO! Provocative and surprisingly enlightening. Sharp, funny and concise..” – L.A. Weekly
“Hilarious & thought-provoking” – Fox 11 TV
“One of New York’s sexiest events” – TimeOut New York
“A Turn-On! Sexy, Naughty and Surprisingly Emotional. It’s Just Sex is spicing things up Off-Broadway. A Very Funny, Entertaining and Clever new comedy.” – Broadway World L.A.
“GO SEE THIS SHOW! It will make you laugh. It will make you think. Wildly hilarious, creatively staged. A mini-masterpiece of contemporary morals.” – www.nohoartsdistrict.com
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