Afterglow: The Play

Afterglow” is a raw, one-act play exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections between three men and the broader implications within their relationships.

 

Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to share their bed one night. When a new intimate connection begins to form, all three men must come to terms with their individual definitions of love, loyalty, and trust as futures are questioned, relationships are shaken, and commitments are challenged.

The Davenport Theater

The Davenport Theater is located in a remodeled firehouse conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan’s theatre district, the Davenport Theatre offers two unique performance spaces. The Davenport Theatre is named after Delbert Essex Davenport, a producer, publicist, author and lyricist in the early 20th century. Known for his publicity and marketing stunts (including dropping flyers out of planes), “Del,” as he was called, was a theatrical entrepreneur and the great-grandfather of theatre owner Ken Davenport.

REVIEWS

“Hit of the Off-Broadway Season ”

-THEATERMANIA

“A Steamy, Stripped Down Look At Gay Intimacy”

– HUFFINGTON POST

“Succeeds as it titillates.”

– GAY CITY NEWS

“Penetrates the psyche in a way that many gay men will find relatable. A gritty tale of commitment on the cusp of questioning its boundaries, the incredible acting and intense writing propels the audience’s minds and hearts into their emotional plights.”

– ADVOCATE

“Necessary in the modern era.”

– PRIDE

“Vivid and honest depictions like these foster a greater understanding of the way we live now.”

– TOWLEROAD

“Compelling. Highly charged and extremely sexual. They certainly know how to grab our attention.”

– FRONT MEZZ JUNKIES + TIMES SQUARE CHRONICLE

“I HIGHLY recommend slating an evening with your lover, your best friend, multiple lovers or even by yourself to take in this experience and feel the emotional chords it strikes within you.”

– ONE GAY AT A TIME

“Fresh and riveting. S. Asher Gelman has set the bar high with his first play, Afterglow.  Gelman is nuanced as both a director and a writer. The nudity—and it is extensive—is presented with a charged eroticism rather than gratuitous titillation. There is no long-term afterglow for the characters in Gelman’s play. But for the audience there surely is. It comes from experiencing an impressive calling card from a gifted new playwright and director.”

– OFFOFFONLINE

“If you’re looking for penis, you’ve come to the right place.”

– THEATRE IS EASY

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