Rajiv Joseph’s ‘All This Intimacy’ Opens This Weekend by Emily Morrison

In Rajiv Joseph’s comedy All This Intimacy, opening this weekend at Cultural Arts Center, we meet a nice enough guy and three nice women who get caught up in an almost unbelievable tale of lust and intimacy: all three women get pregnant by this guy. Joseph must have had female friends who related stories to him of regular sexy guys that turn out to be cads and heartbreakers. It’s a good thing he listened, because he seems to have captured this particular male personality type just right.

Sean Coe and Emily Thompson in “All This Intimacy.” Photo by Emily Morrison.

What makes a heartbreaker? It’s usually some level of unconscious living, and Ty, the broody poetry professor at the center of this play, can’t figure out what went wrong and why this is all happening to him. But the women are clear and fully conscious about one thing – they all thought he was true to them, and they were wrong, wrong, wrong.

Directed by Perry T. Schwartz and at the state-of-the-art black box of Cultural Arts Center, All This Intimacy is a modern and funny tragedy that does not end all wrapped up in a bow.

This is an inexpensive and fun night at the theatre – only $10 (opening weekend tickets are PWYC). Don’t miss it!

All This Intimacy is presented by Arts Alive Theatre and Montgomery College Communication and Performing Arts Department, and runs through November 18, 2012. Performances are Friday & Saturdays at 8 pm, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Please note there is no matinee on Saturday October 27th.

Pay-What-You-Can Performances will be held today Sunday, October 28th at 2 pm and Monday, October. 29th at 8 pm. Purchase your tickets online.         

All This Intimacy is a professional, Helen Hayes Award eligible production and is presented by Arts Alive Theatre.

There are downloadable directions to the Cultural Arts Center – 7995 Georgia Avenue, in Silver Spring, MD – at the bottom of this page..


  1. I’m biased, but this is a funny, true to life script with snappy dialogue as well as the weight of heavy emotional issues. And the cast pulls it off. Unfortunately the Cultural Arts Center is closed on Monday so no show tomorrow, but they will be back on the boards on Friday night. And after a week shut in due to Sandy, you’ll want to get out and believe me, this is better than tv


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