A tough-love comedy from Kirk Lynn
Your Mother's Copy of the Kama SutraThe Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036) Map it $60
Though the premise of Your Mother's Kama Sutra is far-fetched, and the content is emotionally difficult, this is an impressive, potent play. Carla agrees to marry Reggie, but only after they reenact together each other's sexual milestones. The audience follows these two, along with Reggie's female best friend through this escapade. The audience also follows a younger trio, in a not-quite parallel universe. Ultimately, this is a play about trust. And what better subject matter to explore our trust issues with than sex.
Carla agrees to marry Reggie on one condition: to break down any walls between them, they'll reenact their individual sexual histories with one another, good and bad, for better or worse. Years later, these stories bring unexpected hope to their household, now forced to confront those barriers a second time. Kirk Lynn's tough-love comedy navigates the boundaries of intimacy, finding startling empathy in the story of a father hell-bent on saving his family.