GOD AND SEX by Carol Kaufman Segal
God and Sex is a comedy-drama written by Wendy Michaels and directed by Chris DeCarlo. Playing in The Other Space at the Santa Monica Playhouse, it is loosely based on the playwright Wendy Michaels’ experiences prior to her wedding and first year of marriage in 1997.
Amy (Rebecca Lincoln) has spent many years in a lesbian relationship and decides her life would be easier if she went straight. She speculates that getting married and living a “normal, straight life” would be easier just like in the movies. So Amy sets about getting married to Tim (Donald Rizzo), who was her friend in high school and loved her from the moment they first met. Her choice for her maid of honor, none other than Karen (Andrea Gwynnel Morgan), her ex-lover!
What could possibly go wrong? Things seem to go well as they look forward to their special day, but when important details come up, things don’t go quite as well as expected. These are two grown individuals with their own dreams, each one wanting to cling to their own desires. But life is not like the movies and divine intervention interferes and surprises them both. This play presents an unusual plot for mature audiences only.
God and Sex plays Fridays at 8 PM and Saturdays at 3 PM, in The Other Space at the Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, in Santa Monica, through May 13. For reservations, call the Playhouse Box Office at (310)394-9779, ext.1, or go online at Santa MonicaPlayhouse.com/god-and-sex.html.