1780 – The Official Blog of Transylvania University

1780 | The Official Blog of Transylvania University

Transylvania Theater presents the relationship drama “Closer,” April 10-12 at 7:30 p.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania Theater presents “Closer,” a play by Patrick Marber, Thursday, April 10 – Saturday, April 12 in the Lucille C. Little Theater. This powerful drama of contemporary relationships features four actors in disturbing, haunting and poignant portrayals of longing and betrayal. “Closer” is for mature audiences only.

“‘Closer’ is an intense drama about relationships among four characters in contemporary London,” said Tim Soulis, director and Transylvania drama professor. “The play is extremely well-written, innovative in its presentational style and honest in its depiction of modern love triangles, fidelity and betrayal.”

“TIME” said of Marber’s play that, “‘Closer’ is a bruising dissection of modern relationships, in which sex is the subject even when it’s not, honesty is frequently not the best policy and people with choices almost always make the wrong one.” The “San Francisco Examiner” wrote, “Bitingly comic but unavoidably poignant, curiously compassionate in the midst of its pervasive cynicism, ‘Closer’ belies the implied promise of its title with a look at love as a game of sexual musical chairs.”

Marber also wrote the screenplay for the 2004 film adaptation of his play, starring Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen and Jude Law.

Tickets are $10 and are on sale in the Little Theater box office Monday- Friday, 1:30-4 p.m. Call (859) 281-3621 for tickets.