The weekend comes to a close; the uncertainty of the future looms, and the couple parts with plans to keep an open mind and date for reuniting.Laura Eason has written one of the most-produced plays in the country right now, "Sex With Strangers." She's a writer and producer on one of the most-talked-about TV series of the last few years, "House of Cards." She's achieved that success the hard way, by writing deep and meaningful characters and placing them in complex situations.He has fallen in love with her writing after being introduced to her out-of-print novel by his writing mentor, Olivia’s former lover.Conversation and wine create chemistry; sexual and intellectual heat rise as these opposites attract like magnets.Upon arrival, the perpetually wired (in both senses of the word) Ethan is aghast to discover that there’s no internet or cell phone service available, frantically and constantly checking his phone like a drowning man gasping for air.Free of any technological distractions, Ethan soon sets about seducing the bemused Olivia, who treats the younger man as if he was a hyperactive child.For a writer used to intense long-term collaboration, it's odd for her to realize that "there've been whole productions of this play where it wasn't even on my radar that they were happening."She's well aware of the Theater Works production, which she hopes to catch sometime during its run.
Eason, who is currently working on new projects in theatre, film, and television and City is thrilled to be hosting her Pittsburgh debut!p .main-container #login input[type=text], .main-container #login input[type=password] .main-container #login input[type=text] .main-container #login input[type=password] .main-container #login div .main-container .remember-forgot .main-container .main-container .main-container #login div label .main-container button .main-container #social .main-container #social span .main-container #social span.facebook .main-container #social span.google .main-container #social span.twitter .main-container #social span.yahoo .main-container .main-container .By Laura Eason Directed by Christian Parker MARCH 12 – APRIL 3, 2016 (Main Stage) When 40(ish) Olivia, a talented but unrecognized novelist gets snowbound at a writers’ retreat with 20-something Ethan, a superstar sexcapade blogger and king of the Twitterverse, the chemistry is hot and the sex electric.The play, which premiered in 2011 at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater, concerns the complexities of love and career ambition in the internet age.It depicts the personal and professional collision between Olivia, a gifted but failed novelist pushing forty, and Ethan, a 28-year-old blogger and self-described “asshole” writing under the name “Ethan Strange” who’s parlayed his tawdry online accounts of serial hookups into books that have hit the New York Times bestseller list.