Makeout Session to Explore the Pucker, the Pleasure and the Pain of Young Love, Oct. 6-Nov. 12

News   Makeout Session to Explore the Pucker, the Pleasure and the Pain of Young Love, Oct. 6-Nov. 12
Former teenage lovers meet in their twenties in the world premiere of Makeout Session, getting its world premiere Off-Off-Broadway Oct. 6.

The play by Kenan Minkoff (The Salacious Uncle Baldrick) is the story of a boy and girl who meet in 1987 at the age of 15, "fall hopelessly in love and helplessly in lust" and "meet again in 1997 because they cannot but do otherwise."

In Act One, they makeout 27 times (and the issue is virginity). In Act Two, they makeout once (and the issue is a broken heart).

The cast features Andrew Pastides and Adrian Wyatt. Matt Cowart directs.

The creative team includes Travis McHale (lights and scenery) and Elisa Richards (costumes).

Playwright Kenan Minkoff was last represented on the New York stage as the writer-producer of The Salacious Uncle Baldrick, which premiered in the 2005 New York International Fringe Festival. Minkoff has worked as a professional actor and in production and management at the Abrams Artists Agency, 3 Arts Entertainment and in the Creative Development Department of Clear Channel Entertainment's Theatrical Division. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and Screen Actors Guild. Director Cowart is currently artistic director of the OffBeat Theatre Company. Most recently, he directed Kiki Baby at the Eugene O'Neill Music Theater Conference.

Opening (following previews) is Oct. 20 at TBG Arts Center, 312 W. 36th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.

The playing schedule is Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 3 PM & 8 PM, Sundays at 3 PM.

Tickets are $20. For reservations, call (212) 868-4444 or visit

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