Theatre of Arts Presents:
Sexual Perversity In Chicago
A play by David Mamet
Directed by Paul Wagar


 Sexual Perversity in Chicago follows four acquaintances, two of whom are lovers, as they dissect the relationships between men and women. Danny and Deb are young, naive, and still hopeful about love. Bernie and Joan are older, and much more cynical. As Danny and Deb fall in and out of love, Bernie and Joan provide increasingly bitter commentary -- Bernie about his sexual conquests of women, and Joan about her absolute distrust of men. When Danny and Deb split, Bernie and Joan regain their sway over the two young people, who now admit that their older friends were right about love. The play suggests that Bernie and Joan are perhaps homosexual.


            Set design is by Natalie Morales, lighting design is by David Zahacewski, sound designer is by Brett Calo and costume design is by Maggie Walsh. The stage manager is Leticia Aguilar. During the run of the play, Theatre of Arts will be featuring a lobby art exhibition presented by Byron Baker.


During the run of the play, Theatre of Arts will be featuring a lobby art exhibition presented by Byron Baker.
            David Mamet is an American playwright, film director, screenwriter and author. He won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for his plays Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) and Speed-the-Plow (1988). He first gained critical acclaim for a trio of off-Broadway 70s plays: The Duck Variations, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and American Buffalo. His plays Race and The Penitent, respectively, opened on Broadway in 2009 and previewed off-Broadway in 2017.











by David Mamet

Directed by Paul Wagar

Stage Manager: Leticia Aguilar

Assistant Stage Manager: Erick Rodriguez

Assistant Stage Manager: Kalaiya Ramsey

Costume Design: Maggie Walsh

Makeup Design: 

Set Design: Natalie Morales

Sound/Music: Brett Calo

Lighting Design: David Zahacewski


Graphic Design + Social Media Strategist: Rich McCarter

Lobby Pianist: 

House Managers: 


Theatre of Arts

6767 W. Sunset Blvd. 

Hollywood, CA 90028

tel: (323) 860-1105

  • Yelp

Copyright ©2020, Theatre of Arts

All Rights Reserved

Privacy Policy

An Accredited Institution

  • Theatre of Arts is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre. Learn more at

  • Theatre of Arts is approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) pursuant to California Education Code Section 94915. [Click Here to Download the 2017-2018 BPPE TOA Fact Sheet]

  • Theatre of Arts is also authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students who meet eligibility requirements. Learn more at