Alumni Laura Jacqmin’s play “A THIRD” will premiere at Finborough Theatre in London this July! If your are in the UK, check it out! Congrats Laura!
SYNOPSIS of the Play:
“We just want a third. And that third is going to be there for us. Not an equal: just there for us. For whatever we want him to do.”
The world premiere of A Third by award-winning Chicago playwright Laura Jacqmin runs at the Finborough Theatre for twelve performances, on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees.
Young marrieds Paul and Allison have everything going for them. They have money, they’re in love, and their sex life is great. But could it be better? Instead of being monogamous, why not try “monogam-ish”? What would happen if they invited “a third” into their bedroom and into their lives?
Allison and Paul convince themselves that they are being just about as liberal and adventurous as modern society seems to want. But as they transition from threesomes to couple-swapping, they discover the fragility of their own liberal attitudes. Just how flexible can one person’s sexuality truly be? And how far can “monogam-ish” go before it’s simply cheating? Can a couple go back to simply being a couple?
A funny, provocative and unflinching look at modern attitudes to sex, relationships and polyamorous love.
COME SEE IT!
The show will be running: Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 June, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 July 2015
Sunday and Monday evenings at 7.30pm.
Tuesday matinees at 2.00pm.
Performance Length: Approximately 95 minutes with no interval.
Tickets £18, £16 concessions
Our address is
118 Finborough Road
To get more info on the production click here
MORE ABOUT LAURA:
Playwright Laura Jacqmin is a Chicago-based playwright and television writer. She was the 2008 winner of the Wasserstein Award, and previous International Playwright-in-Residence at the Royal Court Theatre. Other awards include two NEA Art Works Grants, the ATHE-Kennedy Center David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award, two MacDowell Fellowships and an Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Grant. She was a finalist for the Heideman Award, the Laurents/Hatcher Prize, the BBC International Playwriting Competition and the Princess Grace Award. She took part in the Old Vic New Voices TS Eliot US/UK Exchange in 2012. Her play Dental Society Midwinter Meeting was named one of New City Stage’s Top Five Plays of 2010, as well as Time Out Chicago’s Honorable Mentions for the Best Theatre of 2010. Other productions include Ski Dubai at the Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago, and Dead Pile at XIII Pocket, Chicago. She is also a staff writer on forthcoming Netflix series Grace and Frankie starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. http://www.laurajacqmin.com/