Now that Gay Pride month is gone, GayCo Productions' creation, The Miseducation of Dr. Laura, will follow its lead. The show that plays at Chicago's Donny's Skybox Studio Theatre will close July 15. According to GayCo spokesperson Andy Eninger, the production is in plans to be remounted this September, with a possible future production in Los Angeles.
Miseducation is a sketch-comedy revue dealing with topics that affect the gay community: divisionism, the “Don’t ask/ don’t tell” policy, and June calendar girl, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, whose anti-gay lifestyle sentiments expressed on her radio show have made her an anathema to that community.
This was the company’s fifth revue. Other productions include Whitney Houston, We Have a Problem!, Everyone’s Coming Out, Rosie!, Don’t Ask, Don’t Teletubby, and Better than ‘Better Than Chocolate’.
Susan Messing (What Every Girl Should Know...An Ode to Judy Blume) directed the cast/creators of Miseducation that includes John Bonny, Andrew Eninger, Judy Fabjance, Ed Garza, Butch (that’s her name) Jerinic, Abby McEnany and Jennifer Shepard. Jason Grimm musically directed original songs by himself and cast member Bonny, and a few parodies.
The show, which opened June 10, will run until this Saturday July 15. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Donny’s Skybox Studio Theatre, 1608 N. Wells, on the 4th floor of Piper’s Alley, or by calling the Second City box office at (312) 337-3992. Visit GayCo’s website at http://www.gayco.net. --By Ernio Hernandez