Afterglow to Return to London Stage

London News   Afterglow to Return to London Stage
The play examines the emotional, intellectual, and sexual dynamics between a gay married couple in an open relationship.
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S. Asher Gelman’s Off-Broadway hit Afterglow, which recently played a seven-week engagement at the Southwark Playhouse, will return to the London stage this fall at the Waterloo East Theatre.

Performances are scheduled for October 17–November 24, with an official opening October 22. Steven Kunis will direct a cast to be announced.

Afterglow centers on gay, married couple Josh and Alex, who are in an open relationship and invite a third, Darius, to share their bed for a night. The dynamics of the relationship begin to shift as feelings arise, and each must examine his own definitions of love, intimacy, and commitment.

The production also has set and costume design by Libby Todd, lighting design by David Howe, sound design by Joel Price, movement direction by Lee Crowley, casting by Anne Vosser, and general management by David Adkin Limited.

READ: Afterglow Actor Joe Chisholm on Performing Nude in the Off-Broadway Hit

Afterglow premiered Off-Broadway June 12, 2017, at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre. Gelman also directed the New York production, which generated buzz for its unapologetic portrayal of sex and intimacy onstage. The production was extended multiple times, concluding its run August 12, 2018.

Adam Roebuck, Aaron Quintana, and Justin Coffman produce.

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