THE STORY: In this quintet of comedic sketches, two people uncover truths about themselves and each other through a sequence of sexual relationships. In one piece, they are the last two people on Earth; in another, they’re the first two. In two more scenes, they exist in a contemporary world; and in a fifth, we are launched back into the twelfth century. Altogether, FIVE TIMES IN ONE NIGHT is whimsical examination of intimacy through the ages.
“…a lewd title and a tender heart… The writing feels specific and universal, mirthful and agonizing.” —NY Times. “[FIVE TIMES IN ONE NIGHT] is one of the most highbrow sex comedies I’ve seen. It’s smartly and tightly written… While FIVE TIMES IN ONE NIGHT covers a broad swath of history, it’s a strikingly contemporary play.” —CurtainUp.com. “…Atik’s five self-contained shorts add up to a heartfelt, whimsical look at the reasons we pursue sex and the means we employ in order to have it. …this delightful night of one-acts explores the motives and consequences behind the world’s simultaneously most revered and most stigmatized pastime.” —TheaterScene.net.