Much in the way I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change has often held singles mixers and post-show panels featuring experts on dating and relationships, the comedy Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight will present two "sexperts" offering post-performance advice forums, Mondays, Sept. 27 and Oct. 4.
Sex therapist Dr. Judy Kuriansky will host the first discussion, Sept. 27, with cast members and Things playwright Peter Ackerman taking part. On Oct. 4, author ("Run Catch Kiss") and former New York Press columnist Amy Sohn, and Time Out New York sex columnist Jamie Bufalino will be the guest panelists, with author Ackerman and cast-members again joining the post-show forum.
Three new cast members joined Ackerman's Off-Broadway comedy, Sept. 7, including Hazelle Goodman, who's been doing a solo show at Joe's Pub during August; Peter Rini, whose Broadway credits include A View From The Bridge and Proposals; and Larry Storch, best known as Corporal Agarn on TV's "F Troop." They joined Mark Kassen, Andrew Benator and Kate Gleason.
Ackerman's sexually-tinged farce started previews April 23 and opened May 13. The raunchy comedy tells of a couple (Gleason and Kassen) who find their coitus interrupted by a 3 AM squabble over three little words -- and they're not "I love you." She runs to her best friend (Goodman), who in turn is having her own situation: a fling with a dangerous doofus (Rini) who wants to be more than just her "boytoy." Goodman's other credits include a featured role as "Cookie" in Woody Allen's "Deconstructing Harry" and a memorable stint as a crime lord on NBC TV's "Homicide." Storch's legit credits include OB's Breaking Legs and a Broadway revival of Arsenic and Old Lace.
Jeffrey Richards, Ted Snowden, Jean Doumanian, Soloway/Levy and Good Friends/Michael Rothfeld are the producers of Things, which is Ackerman's first play. The author, 28, previously worked in another branch of the theatre -- as an understudy in the Off-Broadway play Visiting Mr. Green.
For information on Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight, call (212) 239-6200.
-- By David Lefkowitz