The reviews are in!
Read on below... and click here to see photos from last night's Opening festivities!
“SMART, MOUTHY and SEXY!
Kavi Ladnier and Sendhil Ramamurthy are DRIPPING WITH CHARISMA. Just beneath the couple’s pheromone-spiked banter lurks a feeling discussion about representation and identity."
NEW YORK TIMES
“COMPLEX and PROVOCATIVE. FUN TO WATCH!
Kavi Ladnier and Sendhil Ramamurthy trade barbs and come-ons at a breakneck pace, with director Adrienne Campbell-Holt taking a cue from classic Hollywood screwball comedy—though we never saw as much of Cary Grant’s unclothed body as we do of Ramamurthy’s well-trained physique.”
“Angry sex done right! Passions are heightened with every clever turn-of-phrase until the two head for the bedroom to work off the steam.” “Dialogue ripples with energy sprinkled with humor and an occasional gut punch. Using her two beautifully defined creations, Mirza can go deep as well as broad, coming to conclusions that are enlightening as well as troubling.”
“The electric spark between Layla and Imran is fueled equally by attraction and revulsion, creating a MAGNETIC TENSION THAT DRAWS US IN. Ladnier and Ramamurthy wield Mirza's sharp writing LIKE TWO OLYMPIC FENCERS BRANDISHING THEIR FOILS.”
“TAUT AND TART. A SMARTLY, and WITTILY written play - which takes unexpected turns.”
NEWS INDIA TIMES
"Every South Asian should see this play."
Colt Coeur teams up with WP Theater to present the world premiere of the 2017 Kilroys List play Hatef**k by 2019 Richard Rodgers Award-winning playwright Rehana Lew Mirza.
Passions ignite when Layla, an intense literature professor, accuses Imran, a brashly iconoclastic novelist, of trading in anti-Muslim stereotypes. But as their attraction grows into something more, they discover that good sex doesn’t always make good bedfellows. Conflicting cultural identities collide in this thornily clever antidote to a “meet-cute” romance, which reunites "Heroes" stars Kavi Ladnier and Sendhil Ramamurthy. Adrienne Campbell-Holt returns to WP Theater to direct this bracingly insightful new play.
Set: Anshuman Bhatia // Costume: Sarita Fellows
Lights: Barbara Samuels // Sound: Joanna Lynne Staub
Production Stage Manager: Emely Zepeda // Intimacy director: Judi Lewis Ockler
We also want to invite you behind-the-scenes of HATEF**K, to hear more about why this play is so impactful...
Click here to watch a short teaser video or here to learn more about our experience working with Intimacy Director Judi Lewis Ockler.
Want to support Colt Coeur even more - and have a chance to mingle with the cast & creative team?Join us on Wednesday, March 27th for a Special Benefit Performance & post-show Reception.
Click here for Benefit tickets.