Corinne Wieben

Corinne is thrilled to continue her fifth season with OpenStage, having recently appeared as Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible and in the ensemble of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Other recent performances include Clytemnestra in Electra at Front Range Community College and Macon in Bas Bleu Readers Theatre’s Abundance. In addition to her Colorado appearances, Corinne has performed with numerous companies in her home state of California, including The Central Coast Shakespeare Festival, San Luis Obispo Repertory Theater and The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville. Favorite past roles include Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Becky in Becky’s New Carand Agnes in A Bright Room Called Day. Corinne would like to thank Denise, the cast and crew, and you, the audience, for letting her indulge her love of Shakespeare, outdoor theatre and general silliness.

Director's Statement:

A play for troubled times, The Mystery of Love & Sex, is a heartfelt comedy about the resilience of love in the face of upheaval. As each character discovers hard truths about themselves, they and their loved ones must negotiate tough questions of religion, race, sexuality, and identity. By the end, Doran teaches us how we can find new ways to love each other through humility, honesty, and humor.

The Mystery of Love and Sex

By Bathsheba Doran | Directed by Corinne Wieben 

“By the end you may feel giddy, as if you’d just stepped off a whirling theme-park ride.” The New York Times

Deep in the American South, Charlotte and Jonny have been best friends since they were nine. She’s Jewish, he’s Christian; he’s black, she’s white. Charlotte and Jonny definitely love each other - but not that way . . . or maybe that way. They might be moving in together. They might be getting married after college. Also, they both might be gay. Or bisexual. A compelling story of intricate relationships, The Mystery of Love and Sex is an explosive and contemporary look at race, sexual identity, and family dynamics. Contains mature language and themes.

September 14 - October 6

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