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Play "Cock" at Theatre Exile Sun Matinee with Post Show Discussion

Here's how Cock is billed: "When John and his boyfriend take a break, the last thing he expects is to suddenly meet the woman of his dreams. Now he has a big choice to make."

A Philadelphia Premiere
By Mike Bartlett
Directed by Deborah Block

Featuring Wes Haskell, John Jarboe, Mary Tuomanen & Benjamin Lovell

In this stripped-raw story, John is torn between how he sees himself and society labels him. Starring Wes Haskell with John Jarboe, Mary Tuomanen and Benjamin Lovell, Cock explores the weight of identity in this grippingly honest Philadelphia premiere.

October 17 – November 10, 2013

Sun     Oct 27     3pm (post-show discussion)

Location:  Studio X,  1340 S. 13th St. (13th & Reed Sts.)

To buy your ticket, here is the link to their web site.

Theater Excile

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  • Darlene Broadway B.

    Tiffin BIstro, 1100 Federal Street, cross Street is S 11th Street.

    October 26, 2013

  • Darlene Broadway B.

    Does anyone want to join me for dinner at Tiffin Bistro (Indian) at 5pm after the performance? The performance is 90 minutes starting at 3pm and the restaurant opens at 5pm. It is just about a 5 minute walk to the restaurant.

    October 26, 2013

  • Darlene Broadway B.

    The skillfully written "Cock," whose unfortunate name seems only to serve the playwright's desire for a prurient title and manages to trivialize his own play, is a riveting 90-minute exploration of a question with no real answer. British playwright Mike Bartlett constructs the no-way-out plot, then richly nuances it with every new scene. At some point, John's predicament catches you: He's swerving back and forth on his future, his needs, his happiness. All the time, you watch this desperate and sometimes funny process play out, and keep changing your mind about whether he's doing the right thing for himself. (Or for everyone else – which, of course, can never happen.)

    October 26, 2013

  • Darlene Broadway B.

    It's heady stuff, and it's also a director's play – no props, no scenery, just competing ideas and a heavy dose of frisson waiting to be turned into theater.

    October 26, 2013

  • Darlene Broadway B.

    One of the essential questions is: Are we defined by sexuality? And whether or not that is answered is up to the audience. I know that playing the character John, I very much do not want to be defined by my sexuality. I want to be defined by who I am, by what I do and by the type of person that I am. That’s his struggle and those around him want to define him by his sexuality and make him choose. But John fights that, hence the journey he has to go on.” Read more: PGN-The Philadelphia Gay News.

    October 21, 2013

  • Darlene Broadway B.

    Buy your ticket soon as this is tiny theater.

    October 21, 2013

  • Darlene Broadway B.

    After the post show discussion, let's have dinner and discuss at Tiffin Bistro (Indian), just a few blocks from the theater at 1100 Federal Street, Cross Street: S 11th Street, (215)[masked]

    October 21, 2013

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