If you are heterosexual would you have sex with someone of the same gender or encourage your partner to have sex with someone of the opposite gender for a million dollars? If you are homosexual would you have sex with someone of the opposite gender or encourage your partner to have sex with someone of the same gender for a million dollars? Raymond-Kym Suttle’s Yes.No.Maybe. attempts to answer some of those questions in an intriguing and well written piece at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. It’s sort of a gay take on the 1993 Robert Redford/Demi Moore/Woody Harrelson film Indecent Proposal. There millionaire Redford dangled a million dollars in front of a cash strapped couple in order to spend a night of sexual pleasure with Moore. In Suttle’s play, Austen (Suttle) is gay, rich and a movie producer. He meets handsome, sexy flirtatious actor Thorne (Al LaFleur) in a restaurant after Thorne’s screenwriter wife Fleur (Kelly Rook Daly) storms off after a fight. Fleur is much more ambitious than Thorne and when she discovers the possibility of Austen producing her script, starring her husband she’s willing to sacrifice her husband’s heterosexuality for the sake of financial gain. Thorne knows he’s a sexy little stud and likes any and all attention while Austen has money to burn. Austen’s PA and friend Dee Dee (Michelle Wyllie) cautions him but his lust outweighs his caution. It’s a well-crafted script with depth and humor, deftly directed by Suttle? (no program credit is given) with strong performances by the quartet of actors. Yes.No.Maybe. may pose or answer a few questions for its audience.
June 12, 2019: