Director-playwright Robert Watts offers a response to Eve Ensler with “The Penis Monologues: Men Speak,” starting March 8 at Off Broadway’s Beckett Theater. Opening night is March 11, and the limited engagement is scheduled to run through June 26.
The play depicts men from all walks of life and status — gay, straight, single, married, sons, fathers — to deal with the issues of what being a man means today. Monologues touch on subjects including Viagra use, cancer, size issues and rape.
The production stars Lev Gorn, Christian Johnstone and Steve Luker. Lighting and set design are by David LaVigna, with costumes by Susan R. Cassidy.
Watts is the founder of the Fairfield Theater in Connecticut and co-founder of theater production company Amber Rose Prods. He has directed more than 35 shows in Connecticut. Culled from extensive interviews, “The Penis Monologues: Men Speak” is his first play.