Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes
- Winner, Governor General's Literary Award 2021
The archetypal student-teacher romance is cleverly turned on its head for the post-#MeToo era in this striking new play by the acclaimed author of What a Young Wife Ought to Know and Bunny.
Jon, a star professor and author, is racked with self-loathing after his third marriage crumbles around him when he finds himself admiring a student—a girl in a red coat. The girl, nineteen-year-old Annie, is a big fan of his work, and also happens to live down the street. From their doorways to his office to hotel rooms, their mutual admiration and sexual tension escalates under Jon’s control to a surprising conclusion that will leave you wanting to go back and question your perceptions of power as soon as you finish.
“Beyond providing her signature sharp sense of humour . . . the intrigue in Moscovitch’s script is in discovering why she’s playing with such traditional tropes, so out of character for the playwright who has written so frankly about female sexuality.”- Carly Maga, Toronto Star
“Powerful and clever and funny.”- Ron Johnson, TRNTO
“Everything about Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes was perfect. I loved it.”- Sam Mooney, Mooney on Theatre