Orange Flower Water

The centerpiece of Craig Wright’s frank drama is a raw bedroom scene fraught with need, loss, and disappointment.  Long-married David confesses to spouse Cathy that he’s in love with pretty blonde Beth, the young wife of new friend Brad.  The fallout is painful, the damage profound, but the heartbreak is shot through with hope.  “You don’t often find plays with this tremendous subtext,” says director Sharyn Case.  Even after the clothes come off, the lovers stay wrapped in layers.  Stripping those too requires opening up to the intimacy of theater.  Adds Case, “I hope audiences are talking about the honesty; I suspect they’re talking about the sex.”

Originally published in the LA Times

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