4Play: Sex in a Series

Critics

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Reviews: 12

Audience

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Reviews: 0

Celebrate Valentine's Day (and the rest of February and March) with this delightful romantic comedy that blurs the lines between art and life, gay and straight. New York City's trip. theater ensemble kicks off its move to L.A. with the West Coast premiere of the company's uniquely theatrical hit production, direct from a sold out run in Chicago — the not-so-simple story of boy meets girl, boy meets boy, girl meets girl, and all the little things that can ruin a perfectly good dinner party. trip.: a place we have not been before. #tripla. “The romances are steamy, the characters are lovable, and the performance is expressive, lively and animated… an all-around feel-good, fun night out, which leaves you wanting more. — Show Business Weekly. trip. @ The Actors Company, 916 A North Formosa Ave. Los Angeles CA 90046; All tickets: $25; A $70 “Lover's Package” is available Feb. 14-17 (includes two tickets, champagne, chocolates and a naughty/nice surprise package); (800) 838-3006; www.tripnyc.org

Reviews

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It is simple. It is relatable. It is brilliant.

sweet - Bill Weber - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review


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SWEET AND REAL… I was fully engaged... rooting for these flawed characters to find the love they so desperately wanted.

sweet - Lacey Rae - Media Geeks - ...read full review


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NOT TO BE MISSED… the acting is terrific… smart, savvy, funny, and perfectly paced, edgy dialog… Touching, heartfelt, and exuberant, this is the story of love in the city, with sex just the excuse love needs to get under your skin.

sweet - Genie Davis - Diversions LA - ...read full review


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In fact, this seriocomic narrative is as down to earth and filled with theatrical and hook-up culture trivialities, that the immersiveness of the experience really is like hanging out with, and listening to, any given friend's worst, most silly dating war stories.  Sit back and enjoy the ridiculous!...Delightfully entertaining, script and actors,...

sweet - Tracey Paleo - Gia On The Move - ...read full review


David MacDowell Blue

It succeeds in showing what not to do, oh please do not do this, not if you want that elusive thing called love. Now, doesn't that sound charming, and clever, and entertaining? It is. It even manages to be true.

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - Night Tinted Glasses - ...read full review


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If you're in the mood for a unique theatrical experience, go for 4Play, which has enjoyed successful runs in Chicago and New York.

sweet - Ingrid Wilmot - Will Call - ...read full review


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A heart-warming and extremely fun experience," 4PLAY" is perfect for a special date night, or simply for an evening out with close pals.

sweet - Sam Cavalcanti - USC Annenberg Media - ...read full review


Shari Barrett

As you relax at cocktail tables with drinks in hand, chatting amicably with others seated near you, a singer in the audience steps onto one of the two platforms in the room to entertain us with a sexy rendition of "It Was Just One of Those Things," which happens to be exactly the type of relationship action we are about to experience around us. The show then begins as actors walk around among the tables as their characters meet and get to know each other, often speaking directly to audience members who are more than welcome to answer back or give an opinion on how their hook-up chances are going. Without the fourth wall to separate the actors from the audience, everyone is the room has a chance to be in the show - so be prepared!

sweet - Shari Barrett - ...read full review


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For two acts, we follow this disparate bunch through nights and days of assignations into bedrooms, domiciles, bars and restaurants while they work out the thornier issues of sex and romance. It gets very messy and confusing, with the storylines frequently (and awkwardly) segueing into one another. But the show does have its moments of poignancy and humor, although we only ever glimpse the surface of these characters, and the play tilts towards sitcom.

sweet-sour - Lovell Estell III - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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4Play has a compelling story line and likeable characters who have both humor and depth. Mr. Brown's dialogue flows as smoothly as a bottle of Dom Perignon and the fine cast have a chemistry that feels, spontaneous and authentic. By the time the pieces of the puzzle are put together and the conflicts come to a head at an awkward, ill fated dinner party, you almost want to swap phone numbers with these people so you can catch up in a few weeks to make sure that things have worked out for them. 4Play feels that involving. Don't miss it!

sweet - Peter Foldy - Hollywood Revealed - ...read full review


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4PLAY is an amusing look at developing relationships which clearly proves very funny to the audience scattered among the actors.

sweet - Elaine L Mura - LA Splash Magazine - ...read full review


Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes

There is so much I like about this show. I like that when the scene shifts away from a set of actors, they become audience. My ears pricked and I had a glow of joy when I heard the familiar words, “I do love nothing in the world so well as you. Is not that strange?”—Much Ado About Nothing, Act 4, Scene 1. I love the complexity of it and the passion of the players.

sweet - Paul Myrvold - ...read full review


Avatar

It is simple. It is relatable. It is brilliant.

sweet - Bill Weber - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review


Avatar

SWEET AND REAL… I was fully engaged... rooting for these flawed characters to find the love they so desperately wanted.

sweet - Lacey Rae - Media Geeks - ...read full review


Avatar

NOT TO BE MISSED… the acting is terrific… smart, savvy, funny, and perfectly paced, edgy dialog… Touching, heartfelt, and exuberant, this is the story of love in the city, with sex just the excuse love needs to get under your skin.

sweet - Genie Davis - Diversions LA - ...read full review


Avatar

In fact, this seriocomic narrative is as down to earth and filled with theatrical and hook-up culture trivialities, that the immersiveness of the experience really is like hanging out with, and listening to, any given friend's worst, most silly dating war stories.  Sit back and enjoy the ridiculous!...Delightfully entertaining, script and actors,...

sweet - Tracey Paleo - Gia On The Move - ...read full review


David MacDowell Blue

It succeeds in showing what not to do, oh please do not do this, not if you want that elusive thing called love. Now, doesn't that sound charming, and clever, and entertaining? It is. It even manages to be true.

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - Night Tinted Glasses - ...read full review


Avatar

If you're in the mood for a unique theatrical experience, go for 4Play, which has enjoyed successful runs in Chicago and New York.

sweet - Ingrid Wilmot - Will Call - ...read full review


Avatar

A heart-warming and extremely fun experience," 4PLAY" is perfect for a special date night, or simply for an evening out with close pals.

sweet - Sam Cavalcanti - USC Annenberg Media - ...read full review


Shari Barrett

As you relax at cocktail tables with drinks in hand, chatting amicably with others seated near you, a singer in the audience steps onto one of the two platforms in the room to entertain us with a sexy rendition of "It Was Just One of Those Things," which happens to be exactly the type of relationship action we are about to experience around us. The show then begins as actors walk around among the tables as their characters meet and get to know each other, often speaking directly to audience members who are more than welcome to answer back or give an opinion on how their hook-up chances are going. Without the fourth wall to separate the actors from the audience, everyone is the room has a chance to be in the show - so be prepared!

sweet - Shari Barrett - ...read full review


Avatar

For two acts, we follow this disparate bunch through nights and days of assignations into bedrooms, domiciles, bars and restaurants while they work out the thornier issues of sex and romance. It gets very messy and confusing, with the storylines frequently (and awkwardly) segueing into one another. But the show does have its moments of poignancy and humor, although we only ever glimpse the surface of these characters, and the play tilts towards sitcom.

sweet-sour - Lovell Estell III - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Avatar

4Play has a compelling story line and likeable characters who have both humor and depth. Mr. Brown's dialogue flows as smoothly as a bottle of Dom Perignon and the fine cast have a chemistry that feels, spontaneous and authentic. By the time the pieces of the puzzle are put together and the conflicts come to a head at an awkward, ill fated dinner party, you almost want to swap phone numbers with these people so you can catch up in a few weeks to make sure that things have worked out for them. 4Play feels that involving. Don't miss it!

sweet - Peter Foldy - Hollywood Revealed - ...read full review


Avatar

4PLAY is an amusing look at developing relationships which clearly proves very funny to the audience scattered among the actors.

sweet - Elaine L Mura - LA Splash Magazine - ...read full review


Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes

There is so much I like about this show. I like that when the scene shifts away from a set of actors, they become audience. My ears pricked and I had a glow of joy when I heard the familiar words, “I do love nothing in the world so well as you. Is not that strange?”—Much Ado About Nothing, Act 4, Scene 1. I love the complexity of it and the passion of the players.

sweet - Paul Myrvold - ...read full review