Marriage: the solemn oath of monogamy. Not in the new play Forsaking All Others, by Brian Dykstra, premiering at the Access Theatre Nov. 2 21. Margarett Perry directs the production, which will open Nov. 6.
In Forsaking, the four characters are entangled in this surreptitious menage a quatre. Alan and Jennifer are married and David and Chloe are dating. However, Alan is sleeping with Chloe and David is sleeping with Jennifer.
Playing the four philandering friends are Cynthia Babak, Sarah Baker, Rob Sedgwick, and Dykstra. Thom Weaver takes on set and lighting design while Ken Hypes handles sound.
Dykstra who is currently working on a romantic comedy to star Hank Azaria. His other works include SexReligionPoliticsIsolationLove&Rage StraightUp/WaterBack, A Sane Policy and his most recent, Hiding Behind Comets.
For tickets to the Access Theater, 380 Broadway, call the box office at (212) 501-3909. — by Ernio Hernandez