Monday, October 24, 2011

Upcoming: Standing on Ceremony - The Gay Marriage Plays, Zach Theatre, November 7

Via the Zach Theatre blog:

Zach Theatre logo

presentsStanding on Ceremony Zach Theatre

a nationwide event, November 7, 7:30 p.m.

Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey St. at S. Lamar (click for map)

All tickets $20 - tel. 476-0541, ext. 1 or purchase on-line

Commitment is a funny thing.

Two little words, and suddenly your whole world changes. Don't miss this evening of new short plays by an A-list lineup of writers with 2 Pulitzer Prizes, 4 Obies, 1 Emmy® and 3 Tony® nominations. Be there as they offer their unique takes on the moments before, during and after "I do." Witty, warm and occasionally wacky, these plays are vows to the blessings of equality, the universal challenges of relationships and the often hilarious power of love.

The short plays that make up STANDING ON CEREMONY are:

The Revision by Jordan Harrison, an amusing look at how two men might rewrite their vows to more accurately reflect the limited options available to a gay couple.

This Flight Tonight by Wendy MacLeod, which asks if there is any hope for happiness when a lesbian marriage begins in Iowa.

On Facebook by Doug Wright, adapted from an actual Facebook thread chronicling one long fight among friends on the subject of gay marriage.

White Marriage by Jeffrey Hatcher, in which a wife and husband discuss his “gay” sense of humor.

Strange Fruit by Neil LaBute, the story of two men in love whose plans to get married “the old-fashioned way” are stymied when reality rears its ugly head.

The Gay Agenda by Paul Rudnick, a sadly hilarious plea for understanding by an Ohio homemaker and member of Focus on the Family.

London Mosquitoes by Moisés Kaufman, a poignant story in which a widower tries to make sense of the loss of his longtime lover.

Pablo and Andrew at the Altar of Words by José Rivera, a moving play about two men who use their marriage vows to “say the things we never really say.”


Please Note: Ticket price is not refundable. Late-comers are seated at the discretion of the House Manager. Unclaimed seats at curtain time are subject to release to patrons on standby.

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