After directing the Off-Broadway revival of The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged), helmer Jeremy Dobrish returns to New York downtown theatre scene with The Joys Of Sex at the New York International Fringe Festival. Performances will take place at the 14th Street Y Theatre, Aug. 11-19.
Not to be confused with the bestselling 1974 book, this musical revue — which does not contain "nudity, four-letter words, or graphic show & tell" — features four characters who sing about threesomes, one-night stands, cybersex and orgasms.
Songs — music by David Weinstein, lyrics by Melissa Levis — in the titillating tuner include "Intercourse on the Internet," "In the Parlor Be a Lady, In the Bedroom Be a Whore" and "The Three Way in Three Acts."
The design team includes Edward Pierce (sets and lights), Meganne George (costumes) and David Arnold (sound). Julie Kramer served as dramaturg. For tickets to The Joys of Sex at the 14th Street Y Theatre, 344 East 14th St. (Between First and Second Ave.), call (212) 420-8877. For information, visit www.fringenyc.com.