“Are you trying to work out how Gay I am? Where do I land on the Kinsey Scale? I feel like I’m a solid three. Do I qualify for bigotry?”
Rob and Annie arrive home, in a button-popping, dress-dropping frenzy, fully intending to consummate their engagement…when the past comes knocking, in the shape of Rob’s ex-lover, Jacob, asleep, naked in their bed.
Caustic pillow talk and sexy quick wit pepper claustrophobic bedroom politics in this viciously sharp queer comedy of errors filled with explosive desire and lingering heartbreak.
New Zealand screenwriter Oliver Page’s “hip, slick, fast-paced” Mating in Captivity is an ode to the dialogue-driven, screwball comedies of 1930s cinema. “A truly modern day romp”, this raucous comedy is a whirlwind look at sexuality, what it means to be in love and how to make relationships, conventional or otherwise, work in today’s world.
CAST & CREATIVES
Annie Jane Christie
Jacob Adam Colborne
Rob Rowland Stirling
Writer Oliver Page
Director Zachary Hart
Set/Costume Designer Aline Jeffrey
Stage Manager Leonora Nicholson