Sexy relationship comedy The Banana Monologues is set to play off-Broadway's Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row this summer. The production will begin previews on June 13, and officially open on June 24. No casting or creative team has been announced at this time.
Inspired by a true love story about a man, a woman, and his “banana,” Sergeant Johnson, the show is billed as a “romance that splits below the belt. ” The Banana Monologues follows Gus Weiderman and his out-of-his-league girlfriend. When the layers of their relationship are peeled back, Gus tries to split from his girlfriend, but his sergeant stands firm. The comedy examines how a man deals with the universal issue of the way guys think.
Written by John Brennan, Mary Cimino and Jason C. Cooper, The Banana Monologues premiered at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, and went on to play various festivals throughout the United States and Canada.