Reviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move, Audio by Matt Ritchie


there is a lot more to unpack in this story than just, the gay lifestyle, open marriage, or sexual climax.  AFTERGLOW might have the shock value of male, full-frontal nudity, but the more striking aspect is the deeply psychological and emotional issue of polyamory, that this narrative acutely addresses.   


AFTERGLOW is exquisitely presented.  Gelman’s writing effaces triviality while at the same time inserting shocking ideas, behaviors, and questions. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED @afterglowtheplay @HudsonTheatres @GiaMedia3 #theatre #theater #review

James Hayden Rodriguez, Nathan Mohebbi, and Noah Bridgestock star in the West Coast Premiere of “AFTERGLOW” – Written and directed by S. Asher Gelman

Written and Directed by S. Asher Gelman

Featuring: Noah Bridgestock as “Josh,” James Hayden Rodriguez as “Alex,” and Nathan Mohebbi as “Darius.”

The AFTERGLOW design team features the original Off-Broadway team of designers;

Set Design by Ann Beyersdorfer; Lighting Design by Jamie Roderick; Costume Design is by Fabian Fidel Aguilar; Sound Design is by Alex Mackyol. The Associate Director is Robbie Simpson. Casting is by Kate Lumpkin, CSA.

EXTENDING through SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 at the Hudson Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

Performances are Thursdays at 8pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 8pm & Sunday matinees at 3pm.

Ticket prices are $48.00 for General Admission; $69 for Premium Reserved Admission, which also includes a souvenir program & “Limited Rush” tickets are now available for $20.00.

Tickets and more information are available at

PHOTO CREDIT:  Mati Gelman

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