Arts & Entertainment
Ringwald holds third Gay Play Series
Festival returns in June with new one-act plays
Originally printed 6/14/2012 (Issue 2024 - Between The Lines News)
The Ringwald Theatre will present its third installment of its wildly popular Gay Play Series from June 15-22. Last year's outing was attended by hundreds of people over a 10-day festival period. This year the program will run over two consecutive weekends that will feature a one-time only event, music shows and, at the centerpiece, performances of 11 new, one-act LGBT plays.
"I am so pleased to be doing GPS for the third year in a row," said artistic director Joe Bailey. "The response has been so positive, and after receiving 17 one-act submissions in our first year and 44 last year, this year we received 175 submissions from around the world from places as far flung as Australia and the UK! This year we have enough fun stuff on deck to wet everyone's whistle."
The 2012 GPS will kick off at 8 p.m. Friday, June 15 with a special one-night only performance of Ronnie Larsen's classic play "Making Porn." The rollicking, side-splittingly funny comedy roared onto the scene in 1995 and took off-Broadway by storm and has starred such renowned gay porn stars Matthew Rush, Blake Harper, Chris Steele and many others. Shortly after its New York production, it's played around the world (including stints in Boston, Atlanta, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and San Diego starring Ringwald artistic director Joe Bailey). The Ringwald production will feature Bailey, Michael Lopetrone (Southern Baptist Sissies), Lisa Melinn, Richard Payton, Joe Plambeck, and Jamie Richards.
A full-lineup and tickets are available at http://www.TheRingwald.com or at the theatre box office. The Ringwald box office opens 45 minutes before performances and tickets can be purchased with cash or Visa/Mastercard. The Ringwald Theatre is located at 22742 Woodward Avenue in the Times Square of downtown Ferndale.
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