THE STORY: THE PERFORMERS is a romantic comedy about two high-school friends—and the women in their lives—who reconnect at the Adult Film Awards in Las Vegas. When the night takes an unexpected turn and relationships are threatened, Chuck Wood, the hardest-working man in the business, steps in to lend a hand. Sex, romance and Barry Manilow intersect in this comedy about the ups and downs and ins and outs of love.
“THE PERFORMERS is like an early Neil Simon farce with an X-rated vocabulary.” —NY Times. “How has there never been a stage show about what happens at the Adult Film Awards? A send-up of porn stars and their pals, THE PERFORMERS is totally profane and exhaustingly funny.” —Entertainment Weekly. “That THE PERFORMERS often delights us, silly as the show can be, is a testament to Read’s skillful way with a well-timed (if vulgar) remark—even when it seems mostly designed to shock the audience—and his gift for creating physical comedy.” —TheaterMania.com. “The funny thing is that the show has a pure heart and a traditional feel-good message despite the waving of adult toys, simulated sex acts and language that would trigger a seizure in a network censor. Read has somehow found sweetness in porn.” —Associated Press.