Sex and Longing

By: Christopher Durang
Director: Garland Wright
Sets: John Arnone
Costumes: Susan Hilferty
Lighting: Brian MacDevitt
Sound: John Gromada
Stage Manager: Dianne Trulock
Opened: 10/96 at the Cort Theater
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Jay Goede, Guy Boyd, Dana Ivey, Peter Michael Goetz and Eric Thal

Sex and Longing
Joan Marcus
A messy, mechanical comedy about Lulu (Weaver) and her roommate Bridget (Ivey), two insatiable sex addicts who wind up martyrs for the cross-bearing, liberal-hating religious right. Weaver manages to hold her own despite a lack of affinity for her character. Ivey's performance is the brightest spot. Her character, albeit loathsome, is electric. However, bereft of the acid wit and comic absurdity usually present in Durang's work, all that's left is obscene language and sexual explicitness, which adds little but shock value.