Now, this is cool…and never been done before?

Gain is a play that is performed in an actual gym. The four actors are literally lifting weights as they perform the scenes of this surprisingly profound 60-minute play about toxic masculinity with the scent of testosterone in the air all around you.

Photos: Nick Direnzo

The four actors all give high-octane performances, but a special shoutout goes to the terrific Ben Salus, who proves he is a force to be reckoned with in the NYC theater scene.

Don’t be a slacker, bro. Get to the gym and see Gain!

Runs through November 30.