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. . . by Alan M.

August 10, 2014

"MMF," a play about poly breakup, opens in New York tonight

Theater buffs: a new play titled MMF opens this evening at New York's Kraine Theater, for the first of five performances through August 23rd. Does some poly theater person in NYC wanna go review it?

From Playbill:

David L. Kimple's MMF, New Play About a Polyamorous Relationship, Will Premiere in NYC

By Michael Gioia

David L. Kimple's MMF, a new play that explores a polyamorous relationship, will premiere at the 18th Annual NY International Fringe Festival Aug. 10-23 at Venue #10: The Kraine Theater.

Directed by Kimple, MMF stars Courtney Alana Ward, Michael Mizwicki and Andrew Rincón.

Poly triad in David Kimple's play MMF
Mike Mizwicki, Courtney Alana Ward, and Andrew
Rincón in David L. Kimple's 
MMF at FringeNYC.
Performances will be offered Aug. 10 at 6:45 PM, Aug. 12 at 3:45 PM, Aug. 17 at 4 PM, Aug. 22 at 8 PM and Aug. 23 at 3:30 PM.

Here is how it is billed: “When Dean, Jane and Michael's polyamorous relationship comes to an end, the trio is forced to deal with the consequences of love in a nontraditional relationship. MMF explores the realities of love, need, want and people who don't know the difference."

MMF, which has received readings from Gold Lame' Inc. (at The Barrow Group) and ArtEffects Theatre Company — as well as workshops directed by Giselle Ty in Cambridge, MA, and NYC — will be presented by Goldfish Memory Productions....

The Kraine Theater is located at 85 E. 4th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues). For tickets, visit FringeNYC.org. For more information, visit GoldfishMemoryProductions.com.

The article (July 25, 2014).

A brief recommendation at TheaterMania:

7 Shows You Should See at the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival

...2. MMF

Breaking up is hard to do, especially when you have to do it with more than one person. David L. Kimple's MMF (as in male-male-female) imagines the dissolution of Dean, Michael, and Jane's polyamorous relationship. With same-sex unions becoming positively unremarkable, throuples (committed relationships of three individuals) are just now peeking out of the closet, ready to scandalize your small-minded aunt in new and exciting ways. Go see this show so you have something interesting to talk about over Thanksgiving dinner this year.


While we're on fiction: The new novel Polyamorous Love Song by Jacob Wren is not about polyamory, in case you were wondering. (A newspaper review.)


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Anonymous GregL said...

Jacob Wren' Polyamorous Lovesong may not be poly, but it looks very interesting as far as fiction. I'm going to have to check it out at some point. I know of a small handful of experimental/non-realist novels that have some type of poly angle or thread.

August 10, 2014 4:08 PM  
Anonymous GregL said...

Wren's comment on the title is in this interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahkJsl9O7xE

Seems to me to be more of a philosophical treatment of the concept, but, in my opinion, the more ways the concept of polyamorous existence permeates positively into social discourse, the better.

August 10, 2014 4:17 PM  
Blogger Meretricious Consideration said...

My boyfriend and I might be able to get to it before it closes. Or maybe he'll go with his other girlfriend (who says she isn't poly). No promises, but we'll let you know how we liked it if we do. --Cassandra

August 10, 2014 11:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps you three could go together :-)

August 12, 2014 9:32 AM  
Anonymous Joreth said...

I saw a performance of this play in Florida (different cast and director), and I'll be reviewing it for my Poly-ish Movie Review podcast (www.PolyishMovieReviews.com

October 11, 2015 12:40 AM  

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