New play takes on modern issues of identity

A new play about four college girls with a big secret – a sexual identity – is still getting great reviews after opening off-Broadway last week. Sarah DeLappe’s “The Sex Lives of College Girls”…

New play takes on modern issues of identity

A new play about four college girls with a big secret – a sexual identity – is still getting great reviews after opening off-Broadway last week. Sarah DeLappe’s “The Sex Lives of College Girls” starred Asha Bromfield, who now shares the role of Aubrey with co-stars Madeline O’Hara, Paula Mokrit and Sarah Poston.

It was played during the week of May 1-8 at Playwrights Horizons in New York. Reviews have been favorable, pointing out that the subject matter is exceptionally topical (just six months ago, the “Me Too” movement had barely caught on). But playwright DeLappe (“Sister Golden Hair”) gets under the skin of universal and contemporary issues of identity, including masturbation, sexual aggression and spirituality. The play is now appearing at Dumbarton Oaks. Check it out on the Dumbarton Playhouse website.

The cast for the run at Dumbarton Oaks includes:

Alina Cohen as Eddie, Nick Jones as Coco, Clarice Anderson as Cece, Rhiannon Exum as Astrid and Ruth Wood as Campbell.

The cast of the Dumbarton Oaks production is as follows:

Jack Warner as Moose, Madeline O’Hara as Aubrey, Asha Bromfield as Coco, Paula Mokrit as Astrid, and Sarah Poston as Campbell.

Set designer: Sara Alpert. Creative director: Steve Smith. Costume designer: Kimberly Chan. Lighting designer: D’Lynn Ryan. Sound designer: Lindsey A. Stewart. Development coordinator: Ginny Yeardley. Music director: David Harbridge.

Tickets: $59 to $74. A discount ticket will be offered for theater-goers 21 and under.

Information: www.dumbartonowens.org.

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