Jan 25 2018
Town Hall studio to stage hilarious black comedy about power, privacy, and overqualified graduates in the recession-hit media
HAVING SEEN out 2017 with a very fine production of Will Eno’s Middletown, Sarah O’Toole’s Galway Actors’ Workshop ushers in 2018 next month with the Irish premiere of Lucy Kirkwood’s NSFW.
Much of the play revolves around the office politics of a laddish, soft-porn, magazine, Doghouse. When the mag publishes a photo of a buxom teen who turns out to be underage, editor Aidan embarks on a ruthless battle to save Doghouse from going under. NSFW (“not safe for work” ) is a hilarious black comedy about power, privacy, and the prospects of overqualified graduates in the world of recession-hit media.
NSFW premiered at the Royal Court in 2012 yet its exploration of topics like sexual exploitation, gender relationships, and office bullying is more topical today. The play sharply explores the economic desperation that drives decent, intelligent, people to sacrifice their principles.
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