By Jordan Harrison, Moisés Kaufman, Mo Gaffney, Neil LaBute, Wendy McLeod, José Rivera, Paul Rudnick, Doug Wright
Standing On CeremonyApril 6, 2012 - April 21, 2012
Directed By Jon Kretzu & Stephanie Mulligan
Conceived by Brian Shnipper
Conceived by Brian Shnipper
10pm performances $15
7:30pm performances $25
Student tickets $15
ALL SEATS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION.
THERE WILL BE ONE 10 MINUTE INTERMISSION.
The rotating cast will feature 14 actors performing throughout the 8-performance run. Casting may be subject to change.
Standing On Ceremony consists of nine, 10-minute plays written by a variety of very well-known playwrights on topics and issues surrounding gay marriage, performed in a staged-reading format by local performers.
The playwrights whose short plays are featured in the Standing On Ceremony anthology are Heideman Award winner Jordan Harrison, Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Moisés Kaufman, Obie and Cable Ace Award winner Mo Gaffney, 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 short plays that make up Standing On Ceremony are:
THE FULL COLLECTION OF PLAYS INCLUDED IN THE PRODUCTION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Standing On Ceremony is the brainchild of Los Angeles’ Brian Shnipper who began producing it in 2009, as a series of benefit events. Casting is underway, but will feature a variety of revolving local actors. Artists Rep has partnered with Basic Rights Oregon, who will be the beneficiary of a portion of the production's proceeds. Wedding cake will be provided for all.
"It was one of those magical nights in the theatre: a confluence of activism, sterling talent, and magnificent playwriting, made all the more joyous by the palpable sense of abundant generosity and community spirit. One hopes that Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays will become a mainstay of regional theatre long after gay marriage is legally recognized..." - Tony Frankel, Theatre Los Angeles
"...fantastic, funny, thought-provoking...allfrank discussions about the issue of marriage equality." Byron Beck participated in the one-night November performance of Standing On Ceremony. Read what else he had to say about the evening here.
"This compelling collection of personal stories is a powerful way to open up the conversation on why marriage matters. Basic Rights Oregon is proud to be working with Artists Rep to shine the light on this issue through this presentation that will undoubtedly change hearts and minds." - Juan Martinez, Development Director, Basic Rights Oregon
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