Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra Delays Previews Until March 29; Ismenia Mendes Joins Cast

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27 Mar 2014

Ismenia Mendes
Ismenia Mendes

Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra, the new comedy about sexual histories, will begin preview performances March 29, rather than the previously announced March 28, at Playwrights Horizons. Opening night remains April 21.

The production will continue through May 11 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

Ismenia Mendes (Family Furniture) joins the previously announced cast members Maxx Brawer (Don't Go Gentle), Zoë Sophia Garcia (La Ruta), Rebecca Henderson (The Whale, The Retributionists), Will Pullen (Marie Antoinette) and Chris Stack (Marie Antoinette, Killers & Other Family). 

Mendes is stepping in for Sarah Sutherland, who has had to withdraw from the production due to illness. 

"Carla (Ms. Garcia) agrees to marry Reggie (Mr. Stack) on one condition: to break down any walls between them, they'll reenact their individual sexual histories with one another, good and bad, for better or worse," press notes state. "Years later, these stories bring unexpected hope to their household, now forced to confront those barriers a second time. Kirk Lynn's tough-love comedy navigates the boundaries of intimacy, finding startling empathy in the story of a father hell-bent on saving his family."



The production will feature scenic design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by Tony Award winner Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Ben Stanton and sound design by Daniel Kluger. Vanessa Coakley is production stage manager.

Single tickets may be purchased online via TicketCentral.com, by phone at (212) 279-4200 and in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd St. (between 9th & 10th Aves.).

Visit PlaywrightsHorizons.org for more information.