Island City goes deep with Steve Yockey’s ‘Octopus’

February 1, 2015 6:11 PM

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Island City goes deep with Steve Yockey’s ‘Octopus’

As it begins, Steve Yockey’s Octopus seems to be one more gay relationship play, with a younger couple and a longtime pair getting together for what one of the younger guys assures his nervous partner will be a night of stripped-bare fun.

But for Yockey, the image of four hot guys with intertwining limbs is just a starting point. The playwright goes deep, clear to the bottom of an ocean of feelings, fears and regrets. In its ambition and form, Octopus is a whale of a play.

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