Bathsheba Doran won’t be attending the area premiere of her play “The Mystery of Love & Sex” at Signature Theatre. She’s far too pregnant to travel.
“The Mystery of Love & Sex” is about love — love between fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, best friends and ultimately romantic relationships, says Doran who’s familiarly known as Bash. It charts the turbulent journey of longtime best friends Charlotte (Shayna Blass) who is Jewish and African-American Jonny (Xavier Scott Evans) who was brought up a strict Baptist. Now college age, they take their relationship to the next level despite an absence of attraction. And while Charlotte attests to love Jonny, she also thinks she loves a new friend, Claire. Charlotte’s parents played by Emily Townley and Jeff Still, have mixed feelings. Doran requests no spoilers, citing the word “mystery” in the play’s title.
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