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Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays
$59-$79; tickets are sold via Ticketmaster.com.
Responding to the on-going battle for marriage equality throughout the United States, some of America’s most illustrious, award-winning playwrights have created short works that make up the evening, Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. The nine plays will feature a rotating cast of all-star actors.
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Stuart Ross directs works that celebrate the courage to be in a relationship, written by Heideman Award winner Jordan Harrison, Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Moisés Kaufman, Emmy and WGA Award winner Joe Keenan, Tony Award nominee Neil LaBute, Sundance Jury Prize winner Wendy McLeod, Obie Award winner José Rivera, Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Paul Rudnick, and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright.
- 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.
- My Husband by Paul Rudnick takes place on the very day when gay marriage becomes legal in New York. To celebrate, a passionately liberal Mom wants her beloved gay son to get married. Right now.
- This Marriage Is Saved by Joe Keenan, a satiric vignette about a disgraced evangelist and his wife who insist that his extra-marital flings has only strengthened their marriage.
- 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 long-time 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.”
As was established in Los Angeles, where the project began, a portion of each ticket purchase will be donated to marriage equality organizations. After a national broadcast from New York on November 7, performances begin November 13.