Excellent the first time around when he played opposite Alison Pill in Joe Mantello's 2007 production at Manhattan...Jeff Daniels has returned to Scottish playwright David Harrower's disquieting drama "Blackbird," and his experience in the play has not only deepened but galvanized his performance.When sex is the nominal subject, a man and a woman onstage can generate an impressive range of drama, comedy and emotional fireworks.CATCO proves it anew with an electric area premiere of “Sex with Strangers,” which opened Friday night in the Riffe Center’s Studio Two Theatre.
This is especially true when it comes to desires for short-term mating with many different sexual partners (Schmitt et al., 2003), and is even more true for wanting to have sex with complete and total strangers (Tappé et al., 2013).
In a French replication attempt, Guéguen (2011) had experimental confederates of various levels of physical attractiveness approach real-life strangers and ask if they would have sex.
He found that 83 percent of men agreed to have sex with a highly attractive woman, whereas only 3 percent of women agreed to have sex with a highly attractive man.
(Charles Mc Nulty)Olivia (Rebecca Pidgeon) is in her late 30s, about 10 years older than Ethan (Stephen Louis Grush) — just enough years to put them in different generations, at least in terms of how they approach publicity.
Olivia's novel came out long ago; mixed reviews and wan reception bruised her so badly that she retreated into a career of teaching.