Slap & Tickle is a sexy and powerful new play about how drugs, politics, HIV and the internet have dramatically changed the sexual and emotional landscape for gay men in America over the past twenty-five years. Six actors portray twenty recurring characters whose lives all intersect in surprising, humorous and revealing ways.
The stories shared range from first kisses to last loves; from on-line hookups to off-line breakups; from sleeping bag seductions to bathroom rapes. Like Terrence McNally’s The Ritz and Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, David Parr’s Slap & Tickle shines fresh light on the darkest of places, giving voice to the defining experiences of our lives that are too often kept silent.
What emerges is a play not just about sex but about our universal desire to connect.
WARNING: The play contains strong language and nudity. It is recommended for mature audiences only.