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Sex Lives of Our Parents

Michael Mitnick

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Virginia is getting married. As her wedding day approaches, unwanted ghosts of her mother’s past appear, unearthing a shocking past she never knew — nor wanted to. A comic nightmare about the mysterious hollows between parents and children and things that may be better left unsaid.

Production Info

Cast: 6 total (2 female, 4 male)
Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“… from the delightful opening pantomime, set to a recording of Frank Sinatra singing ‘If I Had You,’ of a young couple meeting, courting, and deciding to marry, it’s clear that a refreshingly original sensibility is at work. Mitnick has a lot more on his mind than obvious laughs in this consistently inventive and surprising comedy-drama.” —Erik Haagensen, Backstage

“Mitnick seems to be the rare young playwright more interested in his elders than in his contemporaries.” —Alexis Soloski, Village Voice

“Mitnick displays classy wit, gentle humanity, and flashes of formal innovation.” —Scott Brown, New York

About the Author


  • Michael Mitnick

    Michael Mitnick's plays include SEX LIVES OF OUR PARENTS (world premiere 2ndStage Uptown), FLY BY NIGHT (Playwrights Horizons 2014; Dallas Theater Center; TheatreWorks), ED, DOWNLOADED (world premiere Denver Center Theatre Company), SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN (world premiere City Lights; developed by The Lark and Studio 42), BABS THE DODO (world premiere at Washington Ensemble Theatre), & ELIJAH (world premiere at LOCAL Theatre Company). He is also writing the book for the Broadway bound musical version of the classic film Animal House. He wrote additional lyrics for a stage spectacle of King Kong which is running now in Australia. He wrote the screenplay for the adaptation of the Newbery-winning novel The Giver. Member of Ars Nova and P73 Playgroups. 2012 Visionary Playwright Award. Michael is currently writing commissions for The Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club and Theatre Masters in conjunction with The Goodman Theatre. He received his MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama. He lives in Brooklyn.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 2/28/2014
Pages 64
ISBN 9780881455755

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Sex Lives of Our Parents is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC