Sextet Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889229846
Pages: 160
Pub. Date: April 8 2016
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.75"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Categories
Drama / DRA013000

  • DRAMA / Canadian
  • FICTION / Humorous / General
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Suicide
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry
  • POETRY / Canadian
  • PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Street Photography
  • POETRY / Women Authors
  • DRAMA / Cana

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Sextet

By Morris Panych

Music has long been considered beneficial in enhancing cognitive skills, and some have even suggested that music constitutes its own category of brain function; that it is, in fact, a separate and distinct type of thought. As is sex, which can produce, aside from children, complete dysfunction, confused mental activity – even, quite possibly, a compromised immune system, and certainly, in many cases, complete and utter memory loss – both before and after. It seemed only natural, then, for playwright Morris Panych to put these two types of human experience together into one play. After all, both take practice.

This dark and steamy comedy explores the harmonies and dysfunctions of six sexually entangled musicians on an ill-fated winter tour. When a blizzard strands this sextet for an extra night, they have only their instruments, each other, and their secrets to keep them warm.

Cast of 4 men and 2 women.

“The best script Morris Panych has ever written.”
—Richard Ouzounian

Sextet is not just a wonderfully entertaining piece of theatre, it will make you think about love, sex, procreation, and music in ways you’ve never done before.”
Toronto Star

“These six stories play out side by side – six skinny rooms with thin doors and narrow beds, blurring into each other. It’s like a standard sex-farce set on fertility drugs.”
Globe and Mail