by Mo Gaffney, Jordan Harrison, Moisés Kaufman, Neil LaBute, Wendy MacLeod,José Rivera, Paul Rudnick, and Doug Wright. Originally conceived by Brian Shnipper
a bold new work of theatre by 8 of the nation’s best playwrights. This is a confluence of activism and great theatre, promoting gay marriage rights and exploring our ever evolving (and sometimes not) society through a collection of monologues and short plays that is mostly genial, often funny omnibus which began as a series of benefit events in Los Angeles, taking on a life of their own as an inspiring theatrical evening. It is essentially a staged celebration of the recent advances in winning marital rights for gay and lesbian couples, and how the changing laws are changing lives.
THIS IS MY HEART FOR YOU
by Silas House
Not so much a political directive about fairness as it is an honest attempt to unravel the religious, social, cultural and, of course, deeply personal emotional complexities of one of the most misunderstood regions of America. Only an insider could both criticize the dark sides of Appalachia – plain old meanness on Internet sites like Topix and religious fervor that crosses the line into hate – while uplifting its people. That is the complexity of contemporary mountain life. It’s not all banjo playing and canning apple butter. There are dark, difficult questions and conflicts pressing down on its people and only its people can address them.
January 9, 10, 11 @ 7:30 p.m. & January 12 @ 5:30 p.m.
DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND
MARRY ME A LITTLE
Uses several unknown songs by the undisputed master of the contemporary Broadway musical to tell a charming and bittersweet tale of love, loneliness and survival as a modern single. In this updated version, four single strangers, left alone in their Manhattan studio apartments on a Saturday night, pass their time with sweetly secret, unshared fantasies, never knowing that they’re just a floor away from each other and the end of their lonely dreams. They imagine many possible relationships and feelings, sometimes solo, sometimes as parallel duets and occasionally with one actor fulfilling a role in the other’s fantasy.
June 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 @ 7:30 p.m.; June 22 & 29 @ 5:30 p.m. & June 28 @ 2:00 p.m.