According to the Urban Dictionary website, “blue comedy” is “off-color, risqué, indecent or profane, largely about sex.” Worth noting, since Sex and How To Have It, the new offering from The Magnetic Theatre, is billed as light blue. The play (originally produced for two late-night performances last summer) is built around “quick, comic looks at sex education, first forays, gay sex, group sex, online sex, loss of libido, visits from the pizza delivery guy, the plumber, the police and ‘The Spouse Whisperer,’” along with songs and more. It’s conceived, written and performed by Brian Claflin, Kathryn Langwell, Glenn Reed and Magnetic Theatre newcomer Valerie Meiss, in collaboration with the theater’s artistic director Steven Samuels and writer Lisa Yoffee. Low-priced previews Thursday-Friday, Jan. 10-11, $8. Shows run Thursday-Saturday through Feb. 2, $15. 7:30 p.m. nightly. Due to the play’s popularity, The Magnetic Theatre announces an additional show this Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10 p.m. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets today (Thursday, Jan. 31) at noon. Go to our Facebook page to win.
About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall