Theater: Nudes and Nihilism

Unless one happens to be a voyeur, it is sexier to imagine plays with nudes than to actually see them. Sweet Eros is no exception to this rule, even though the naked girl (Sally Kirkland) in this off-Broadway one-acter by Terrence Mc-Nally is on view for almost an hour. The skin show is more abstract than erotic, and terribly sedate. The girl is bound to a chair and gagged most of the time, and initially clothed. Possibly the most exciting scene in this distinctly lethargic drama is the one in which she is undressed by her captor, a soft-spoken psychopath (Robert...

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