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by Mike Bartlett

League of Cincinnati Theatres Recommended Production & 3 Award nominations!

Brian Robertson

April 12 - May 11, 2013

Thursday - Saturday @ 8pm
3pm matinee's on April 28 & May 4

The Mitchell S. & Jaqueline P. Meyers Family FoundationMark Bowen

Jeff & Katie Syroney

   
   


Tickets are $15 in advance & $18 on the week of the performance, beginning Monday's at noon.


   
   

 

Overview     

In this tense comedy about sexual identity, COCK explores one man’s choices about which path of love to pursue. When John takes a break from his longtime boyfriend, the last thing he expects is to fall in love with a woman. Trapped between two lovers, John feels the physical and emotional tug of both, and neither party wants to lose the battle for his heart. John has a choice to make as he navigates his sexuality, selfhood, and the intersection of the two.

Without scenery or props, COCK allows the audience to focus on the relationships between the characters and opens a dialogue about what we’re physically attracted to and why. This feisty and energizing piece is an exercise in emotional carnage with quick-paced dialogue that suggests to-the-death battle of the characters. Each character, with the exception of John, knows what he or she wants and is willing to fight to get it.

“I had the chance to check out this production while visiting New York for the American Theatre Wing award ceremony, and I loved it,” says Eric Vosmeier, Producing Artistic Director. “It's a kind of pansexual love story that's told very simply without all of the trappings of a traditional production. A very simple set, no props, minimal lighting and sound all conspire to allow the actors and Mr. Bartlett's text to truly take center stage and to shine.”

COCK made its world premiere at the Royal Court Theatre, London in November 2009. In May 2012, COCK made its US premiere at The Duke, New York.

   
 

Cast     

George Alexander
Darnell Pierre Benjamin
Danielle Knox
Kevin Thornton

   
 

Reviews & Articles     

Stage Door: Bounty of Choices - by Rick Pender, CityBeat

COCK (Review) - by Rick Pender, CityBeat

Little fight in Know Theatre's 'Cockfight' - by Jackie Demaline, Cincinnati Enquirer

Stage Door: Controversy, Coversation and Comedy - by Rick Pender, CityBeat

"COCK" Appears off-Broadway - by Jordan Ittel, UC News Record

Fringe veteran brings tense comedy to Know - by Jackie Demaline, Cincinnati Enquirer

Know Theatre Adds to Current Season - by Rick Pender, CItyBeat

'Cockfight Play' next up at Know Theatre - by Jackie Demaline, Cincinnati Enquirer

   
 

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