The Homosexuals Explores Friendship Through the Lens of Sex
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The last date listed for The Homosexuals was Wednesday August 17, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Taking place in a slightly-altered reality, this all-too-timely piece of political fantasy is set in… More
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Featured review from Arthur Y.
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Like Pinter’s “Betrayal,” or Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along,” the narrative of Philip Dawkins’ “the Homosexuals” was also implemented the ‘reverse chronology’ technique (simply brilliant!) with first scene taking place in 2010 (present) and final scene in 2000 (past); 10 years of make-up and break-up among a group of gay friends. As an FOB cutie Evan, Patrick Andrews managed this demanding core character very well (he was on stage throughout; with a slight break at last scene). As an inner city school teacher (and most gay men’s token beard), Elizabeth Ledo stole the show. She was genuinely funny. Every gesture or comment she made ignited laughter. The most sympathetic would be ‘Michael’ and Stephen Cone delivered a heartbreaking performance. It’s been eleven years since I saw Benjamin Sprunger (in Pasadena Playhouse’s “Do I Hear A Waltz”); he still looks handsome and charming. His portrayal of hunky British Mark was truly titillating.
Such a remarkable play being presented in the Pride month -- I give it high praise among the others; “Unnatural Acts” (in New York), “Tales of the City” (in San Francisco), and Bash’d: A Gay Rap Opera (in Los Angeles).
ps, I totally agree that Susan Stroman’s “Contact” is NOT a musical!
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The first scene made us think this was going to play on every over the top gay stereotype. But after that, it proved to be a funny, touching thoroughly enjoyable play. Terrific acting by all. Be generous and give them a donation at the end to...continued