Bi, Hung, Fit... and Married is Mark Bentley Cohen's risqué, autobiographical one-person show about a couple's journey of self-discovery as they open their ailing 15-year marriage to explore evolving emotional and sexual needs beyond monogamy.
Reviews Stage Buddy
"Mark Bentley Cohen's one-man show Bi, Hung, Fit… and Married takes the audience on a raucously funny, heartfelt and erotic ride ... Electric and engaging, Cohen delivers a captivating performance and commands the stage with gusto. ... You don't have to be bi, hung, fit or married to appreciate this humanistic tale about what it really means to truly love yourself and others."
"A show like this depends on as great storyteller for success, and Mark Bentley Cohen is a great storyteller. Clad in a simple white t-shirt and jeans, he holds the mostly empty stage, and the audience's attention, with assurance."
Dr. Richards and Dr. Ziegler
New York Theater Now
"Go see the show with an open mind, and perhaps learn a new way to get along with someone important in your life."
"Bi, Hung, Fit... and Married" - Intimate in Every Way
"The script is taut, well-paced and above all honest, which makes it such a sexy show.... Heed the sexual content warning and go see this show with a loved one, preferably an 18+ loved one with whom you wouldn't mind going home."
I saw your show on Monday evening and just wanted to thank you. It was brave, inspiring, and affirming. As a bi guy I identified with so much of it. It has taken me a long time to come out to myself so I was in awe of your self-confidence. Your honesty was truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing your journey with us in New York.
Thank you so much for putting into words things I only felt before but could not express, and for helping me through a difficult period in my life.
This was a most remarkable production, and I whole-heartedly recommend it to anyone with an interest in exploring the complexities, contradictions, and subtleties of contemporary marriages and relationships." Dave Doleshal, Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Read Dave Doleshal's entire letter of recommendation as a PDF.
"This may be the only piece of true theatre I've seen in 15 years in Vancouver. Remarkable, thought-provoking, psyche stretching.... Go see it!" Jeffery - Film Director/Writer/Producer
"My girlfriend has known I was bi since we started dating. She was one of the first women I dated after confirming that I was bi. We hadn't really figured out what that meant to our relationship and had both avoided the discussion until recently. Your show was the start of that discussion...."
Kevin, Vancouver, BC
"Crystal and I loved the show! Program notes are right: raw, edgy, boundary pushing, belief stretching ... add honest and provocative and a conversation stimulant."
Gail - former Board member Edmonton Fringe Festival
"Thanks Mark and Lian...really enjoyed your show and the talk after tonight. There are many scenes of the play touched me..the opening up, the marriage prison, the explorations...Wonderful show. Look forward to seeing the book soon."
Adam - former journalist from China
Interviews OUT Magazine
'"I knew there were other people out there, like me-like us-having relationship issues, sexual identity issues, issues that didn't seem to be workable within monogamy; however, without the requirement of monogamy these issues are very workable within a relationship. So, that's really the main motivation for writing and performing this piece.' states Cohen."
The EDGE Network
"The mission of his show, Cohen says, is to further the notion that "Humans are a lot more flexible and transformational than we as a culture allow. Modern relationships have to transform to allow for this fluidity. There are more single adults in the US now than any time in history. The vast majority of us do not participate in that (monogamous marriages). We are not broken, it's the narrative that is broken-the assumption being that any relationship that is not a lifelong one is a failure. Where did we get this idea?"