Directed by Alex Kilgore, the limited engagement will continue through April 15. Opening night is set for March 27. The cast includes Johnson, Alex Kilgore, Tasha Lawrence (Wilder, Wilder, Wilder; Good People) and Meghan Miller (Irish Rep's Haunted House).
Here's how the production is billed: "What are the moral boundaries of cybersex? What’s the difference between pixels and flesh? In Just Sex, a brisk new comedy by Brandt Johnson, Katherine and William are in lust with other people — but married to each other. Unwilling to cheat, they open their marriage, log on, and get off. They confront frequent, hilarious reminders that extramarital escapades can lead to much more than just sex. What begins as a simple online exercise in physical release becomes a complex, real-life challenge to the couple’s notions of normalcy, love, and fidelity."
Johnson's first play, a solo show entitled Give and Go: Learning From Losing to the Harlem Globetrotters, was seen at FringeNYC in 2007 and again at New York's Metropolitan Playhouse in 2010. Johnson was also seen in the Off-Broadway production of The Pitchfork Disney.
Theater for the New City is committed to "developing and nurturing creative talent in the New York City area." Programs sponsored by the company include the Resident Theater Program, Arts-in-Education Program, Summer Street Theater Tour, the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, the Village Halloween Costume Ball and, most recently, the Dream Up Festival of New Plays.
Theater for the New City is located at 155 First Avenue. For more information and tickets, call (212) 868-4444 or visit www.SmartTix.com or www.JustSexPlay.com.