5150: A Playlist on Love (and Disaster)


by Leta Tremblay · June 21, 2015


The plays at The Brick Theater in Williamsburg this month are about sex. 

What is so important about sex? What does sex tell us about our culture and humanity? How does sex support or destroy relationships? 

The participants producing shows in F!ck Fest, a sexival, attempt to answer these questions and a great many more with stories as unique and diverse as the human beings on this planet.

In Tinka Jonakova’s 5150; A Playlist on Love (And Disaster), Lula (also played by Jonakova) struggles not only to communicate and embrace her sexual desires, but also with entangled relationships outside of the bedroom. Jonakova plays double duty in this production as writer and lead in a complicated journey toward clarity and self acceptance. There is no lack of sex along the way. After the love of her life, Miso (played convincingly by Brad Makarowski), leaves her, Lula follows him to Brooklyn only to get caught up with and seek comfort from Christopher (the effortlessly sincere Chris Cook) who is in a polyamorous relationship with Chloe (portrayed with strength and conviction by Valerie Redd). When Chloe lures Miso back into the equation in an attempt to get her life with Christopher back on track, shit really hits the fan.

 

 

 

 

 

City of Glass
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Alas, the Nymphs
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