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 a 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 explores the motives and consequences behind the world’s simultaneously most revered and most stigmatized pastime.” —TheaterScene.net.