Written by Amos White V for THE ARTISTS FORUM MAGAZINE
Edited by Amos White V for THE ARTISTS FORUM, INC
Photos: Aaron Leventman
4 out of 5 stars
AARON LEVENTMAN: ALMOST ADULTS
NEW YORK, NY (March 18, 2012) Last night, The Artists Forum went to see the closing night performance of Aaron Leventman‘s off-off-Broadway play, Almost Adults: 3 Plays about Sex, Love, and Immaturity, presented by the Manhattan Repertory Theatre.
Directed by Vanessa Lancellotti, all three plays were New York stories set in the present day. All three plays focused on the lives of gay men who were at different stages of personal development.
The first play, Second Year Itch, focused on a couple who decided to experiment with internet want ads and found themselves in a most unusual situation the next day… and there after.
The second play (and The Artists Forum favorite of the trilogy), Under Age, explored the budding sexuality of a 17 year old drama student’s summer fling with an older man he met in the subway.
Sexual boasting, lies, and threats of blackmail prevailed in the third and final play of the evening, Maturity, focusing on the sibling rivalry between two opposite-sexed fraternal twins who try to stand their ground before heading off to college.
We found the work to be very entertaining, witty, well written and directed for such a small, black box production. Be on the look out for more fine works by Aaron Leventman in the future.
Cast: Fernando Contreras, Kati Rae Cowardin, Jimmy Moore, Joshua Rowe, and Justin Sebastyan. Stage Manager: Brian J. Conklin / Sound: Kevin Brouder / Lighting: Allison Hall.