LOVESEXMONEY written and directed by Kat Sandler. Factory Studio. See listing.
Times: January 7 at 6:45 pm, January 8 at 9:15 pm, January 9 at 8:15 pm, January 10 at 6 pm, January 12 at 7 pm, January 13 at 7:15 pm, January 14 at 9:15 pm, January 15 at 4:45 pm. Rating: NNN
This sexy comedic triptych depicts three scenes in the same hotel room where some form of unromantic sex is being negotiated: a middle-aged lawyer pays a young student for it; a man unpacks an android sex doll modeled after his ex; and a pair of drunk office co-workers seem about to hookup.
Kat Sandler's strong writing offers a number of funny and interesting characters - the best of which is Simon (Scott Clarkson) the awkward nice-guy would-be John - and a few hilarious one-liners.
However, the last two scenes contain some filler which makes the whole feel a bit long (the audience applauded after the second section, thinking it was over).
And the emotional stakes are never as high as they are in the first section, which could be expanded to a stand-alone piece.