Sutton Foster and Zach Braff star in Paul Weitz's dark comedy.
What Is the Story of Trust?
Trust follows the story of success story Harry, an unassuming yet savvy guy who has become an overnight internet multimillionaire with all the lavish trimmings. But beneath Harry’s affable and affluent surface lies deep dissatisfaction, both with his success and his sexless marriage to an equally unhappy artist. All that begins to change, however, when an impulse sends him to an S&M club, bringing together two lost souls while setting off a chain of events that leaves Harry questioning everything he knows about love, power and…control.
What is Trust Like?
This is one instance where we’re confident letting the tag line do the talking: “A comedy without a safe word.” Dark, daring and slightly demented, Trust mines the depths of human nature for every laugh it can unearth. While the show does deal with dominance and S&M, don’t get too squeamish—this production rarely crosses into the kinky, preferring instead to highlight the perversion of mundane day to day life and relationships over potentially wilder (and more obvious) fare. That’s not to say that Trust is fair play for prudes, however. Funny as it is, this is one comedy that might have its more uptight ticketholders squirming in their seats.
Is Trust Good for Kids?
Not even a little bit. If cursing and strong sexual content aren’t enough to make you dial a baby-sitter, then consider two scenes in an S&M parlor. Less mature audience members will also find the material hard to relate to—the relevance of themes like power, control and dominance aren’t usually on the radar of those too young to hold a job.