The End of Sex

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The Victory Theatre Center is proud to present the world premiere of The End of Sex (Or What's Wrong With Mom) by Gay Walch, directed by Maria Gobetti. Opening April 26 in Burbank, this boundary-pushing new drama continues a streak of hard-hitting entertainment from the Victory Theatre.
It's Nancy's birthday. Her daughter and son-in-law come to take the parents out to celebrate. But when new desires and old frustrations collide over dinner, all four slide into a tense standoff as Nancy questions her own collusion with the sexual agreements and power dynamics within her own marriage.

Using cutting humor and venturing into tricky territory, The End of Sex (Or What's Wrong With Mom) wrestles with how sexual behavior encourages and creates power arrangements – even in consensual relations.

Sara Botsford heads the cast with Tom Ormeny, Austin Highsmith (returning to the Victory after Resolving Hedda), Chad Coe (returning to the Victory after Resolving Hedda) and Lianna Liew.

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Reviews

"Director Maria Gobetti gets strong work from her ensemble but can’t quite get past an imbalanced script. For a play of ideas, the writing doesn’t disappoint; the topics Walch brings up are provocative and interesting and easy to relate to. ...overall The End of Sex is funny, well-acted and thought-provoking."

sweet-sour - Terry Morgan - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"Directed with HEARTFELT PASSION by Maria Gobetti, this is a slice of life story, loaded with true to life issues and powerful emotions... You must get to know this talented and visionary theatre group! You won't be disappointed, and will likely also become a Victory Theatre groupie!"

sweet - Pat Taylor - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"With issues as provocative as those raised in The End Of Sex (Or What's Wrong With Mom), audiences can expect to find themselves exchanging ideas long after the lights go out. As a finished work of theater, however, the Victory's latest still has a ways to go."

sweet-sour - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


"The Victory is fearless in its support of fine and fascinating plays about subjects one might not immediately consider to be a source for communal fascination. “The End of Sex” is another in a long line of world premieres, always wonderful and chosen with the expertise of a museum curator and always given the room they need to breath and grow and become excellent. I highly recommend “The End of Sex.” Bring your spouse…and your sense of humor. Bravo!!!"

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Ron Irwin
"Whatever your take away may be I promise you will find the show filled with humor and ultimately thought provoking. For that kudos go to the writer Gay Walsh and Director Maria Gobetti, So taking into account all parties involved in The End of Sex it is a great show packing plenty of punch."

sweet - Ron Irvin - LA Post Examiner - ...read full review


"Director Maria Gobetti orchestrates a fine cast, which also includes Lianna Liew, in yet another of the Victory's impressive succession of premieres. Walch's play may have a blemish or two, but its fierce, funny feminist message is delivered in high style in this well-paced and entertaining production."

sweet - F. Kathleen Foley - LA Times - ...read full review


"THE END OF SEX holds to some genuine laughs, even if the subject in hand is only comical to those that maintain something of a sex life. Even for those that don't see any end to the title emotion, it still packs a punch and can really “get it up”!"

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


"Director Maria Gobetti gets strong work from her ensemble but can’t quite get past an imbalanced script. For a play of ideas, the writing doesn’t disappoint; the topics Walch brings up are provocative and interesting and easy to relate to. ...overall The End of Sex is funny, well-acted and thought-provoking."

sweet-sour - Terry Morgan - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"Directed with HEARTFELT PASSION by Maria Gobetti, this is a slice of life story, loaded with true to life issues and powerful emotions... You must get to know this talented and visionary theatre group! You won't be disappointed, and will likely also become a Victory Theatre groupie!"

sweet - Pat Taylor - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"With issues as provocative as those raised in The End Of Sex (Or What's Wrong With Mom), audiences can expect to find themselves exchanging ideas long after the lights go out. As a finished work of theater, however, the Victory's latest still has a ways to go."

sweet-sour - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


"The Victory is fearless in its support of fine and fascinating plays about subjects one might not immediately consider to be a source for communal fascination. “The End of Sex” is another in a long line of world premieres, always wonderful and chosen with the expertise of a museum curator and always given the room they need to breath and grow and become excellent. I highly recommend “The End of Sex.” Bring your spouse…and your sense of humor. Bravo!!!"

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Ron Irwin
"Whatever your take away may be I promise you will find the show filled with humor and ultimately thought provoking. For that kudos go to the writer Gay Walsh and Director Maria Gobetti, So taking into account all parties involved in The End of Sex it is a great show packing plenty of punch."

sweet - Ron Irvin - LA Post Examiner - ...read full review


"Director Maria Gobetti orchestrates a fine cast, which also includes Lianna Liew, in yet another of the Victory's impressive succession of premieres. Walch's play may have a blemish or two, but its fierce, funny feminist message is delivered in high style in this well-paced and entertaining production."

sweet - F. Kathleen Foley - LA Times - ...read full review


"THE END OF SEX holds to some genuine laughs, even if the subject in hand is only comical to those that maintain something of a sex life. Even for those that don't see any end to the title emotion, it still packs a punch and can really “get it up”!"

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review