Arizona Theatre Company serves up ‘Sex With Strangers’ comedy

Arizona Theatre Company, in a special collaboration with Stray Cat Theatre, will present Laura Eason’s new comedy about the calculations people are making to find love or fame in an age of social media, brightly-lit phone screens and blogging.

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“Sex With Strangers” plays Sept. 24-Oct. 11 in Stage West at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe.

Directed by Stray Cat Theatre Artistic Director Ron May, The Washington Post called “Sex With Strangers” “a bodice-ripper with a brain.”

Olivia, played by Heather Lee Harper, is snowbound in a Michigan bed and breakfast where she’s working on her novel when she opens the door to a handsome younger man, played by Tyler Eglen.

Opposites instantly attract, undeniable chemistry ignites and sex is imminent.  As dawn rises, however, what could have been just a one-night stand transforms into something much more complicated.

According to May, “This kind of exposure for Stray Cat as we launch into our 14th season is incredibly exciting. And to be able to do it with this play – one of off-Broadway’s biggest hits last season – is even more thrilling. Audiences are in for a seriously hot, thrilling ride.”

A collaboration between Arizona Theatre Company and Tempe’s Stray Cat Theatre, one of Arizona’s leading indie theatre companies, “Sex With Strangers” is the first of what Arizona Theatre Company Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein expects to be an ongoing series of partnerships “with our smaller independent colleagues on projects to give their diverse, exciting work more statewide exposure while bringing a wider range of theatrical works to our audiences.”

“Sex With Strangers” will play Arizona Theatre Company’s Tucson home at the Temple of Music and Art next February.

Single ticket prices are $21-$61.  Season-ticket packages are available by visiting or calling the Arizona Theatre Company Box Office at (602) 256-6995.


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