Happy Hour: It’s All About Love and Sex



Want to do something novel with your Saturday night? Head over to the 45th Street Theater for the off-off-Broadway hit, “Happy Hour, The Show: Sex, Relationships, and Sometimes … Love.” Written by Joelle Arqueros, it’s an hour-long series of short monologues having nothing and everything to do with love, sex and relationships. The play takes a page out of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” dips it in PCP and redelivers it as a montage of manic and sometimes unnervingly psychotic comedic acts. While this may sound uncomfortable, rest assured that it can be. Delightfully uncomfortable, that is. Once you’ve downed a few cans of the unlimited number of Pabst Blue Ribbons included in your $25 ticket price, the performance feels more like a gathering of close friends (during college, in an arts-themed campus house) than theater. Performance artists have finally learned what pizza joints, street carts and diners have known all along – anything is great when you’re trashed. In all fairness, however, director Michael Horn did a good job of molding an amateur cast into a group of fairly effective performers. The script leaves room for a good amount of ad libbing and audience interaction and the actors are quick on their wit. Similarly, in those scenes calling for psychotic intensity, the performances didn’t miss a beat. Only those scenes lacking in shock factor gave way to bad acting; but hey, there’s a reason why you’re not paying $165 a ticket. Performances are every hour, on the hour, from 8-10 p.m. and are followed by afterparties at nearby bars (we went to Zuni). Buy tickets at the door or online. To guarantee a good time, sit in the front row and don’t be shy about helping yourself to the cooler of Pabst. Heaven knows your ticket price paid for three cases of it.

One Response to “Happy Hour: It’s All About Love and Sex”

  1. I am curious just what Steve will change about this?!

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