The Mystery of Love & Sex

The Mystery of Love & Sex
Photograph: Courtesy Mark Taper Forum

Bathsheba Doran’s The Mystery of Love & Sex features a pair of college-age lifelong friends (she white and Jewish; he black) and the girl’s parents; the drama concerns revelations about them and their relationships—their multiple relationships—over a five-year span. The Broadway production received significant acclaim, including a New York Times notice calling it “among the season’s finest so far” and saying it “is so packed with humanity that it seems infinitely larger, like a chart depicting the sexual and emotional anatomy of us all.” That’s a lot to live up to, and the Taper’s cast, including Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue) and Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) gets its crack as of Feb. 21 (running through March 20). 

By: Michael Ordoña


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