David Dillon's hit gay comedy, Party, travels up to Boston for a run Sept. 23-Oct. 24 at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Artistic Director of Boston Theatre Works Jason Southerland directs. When seven friends including gay priest Ray, gather for a bash whose center is "Facts & Fantasies," an elaborate version of Truth or Dare, all kinds of truths, memories and desires are revealed, culminating in a nude tribute to Karen Carpenter. Dillon's Party has been performed on both coasts, places as far flung as London and Mexico City (where it was, appropriately, Fiesta) and has spawned Girl Party and Third Party.
The men to bare their souls and bodies on Boston's Party are Brian Abascal, Craig Houk, Michael Lopez, Merrick McMahon, Gregory M. Nacozy, Brian Swasey and Forrest Walter.
Tickets are $28-$25. and available by calling (617) 931-2787 or (518) 931-2787. The Institute of Contemporary Art is located at 955 Boylston Street. For further information on Party, visit David Dillon's webpage at http://www.fortunecity.com/village/garland/36/party.html
-- By Christine Ehren