Addition: An Unconventional Love Story
Addition: An Unconventional Love Story is about a couple, Ben and Logan, who become a little bored with their sex life. They decide to experiment and end up inviting Daren, a guy they find at the club, back to their place for a threesome. From there, the relationship between these three men go to a place none of them expect. Addition... is a rom-com where boy and boy meet boy.
I wrote Addition: An Unconventional Love Story primarily because I needed something to direct. I didn’t want this to become a "gay play." I'm very interested in the "post-gay" movement. Too many stories involving LGBTQ characters are about the characters' sexualities or the issues that arise directly because of the characters' sexualities. I wanted to write something that had gay characters but their sexuality wasn’t the be-all, end-all of their existence. I just tried to tell a story that could make me laugh and expand my world view to be a little more inclusive, and if the play did that for others, it served its purpose. Under the banner of How Far? Productions I also directed and produced the premiere production of Addition: An Unconventional Love Story to sold-out houses and positive reviews.
Directed Reading - Edmonton Artists for Life - April 2010
Premiere Production - How Far? Productions - August 2009
Workshop Reading - NextFest - June 2009
"Sharp, witty writing...a smart, sexy romantic comedy with a refreshing twist.”
Pick of the Fringe
Edmonton Journal - Full Text
“Believable, funny and sweet...a complete treat.”
Pick of the Fringe
Vue Weekly - Full Text
“Writer/director Justen Bennett delves into the subject matter with wit and open-mindedness.”
See Magazine - Full Text
"...Takes on what could be a very awkward topic and treats [it] with such human warmth that you could actually see yourself in the same situation."
"The humour is sharp and clever...one of the most enjoyable plays I've been to in a long time."
For more information on Addition: An Unconventional Love Story or to enquire on producing rights, please contact me at email@example.com.