David Dillon, creator of the hit comedy Party, will star as the gay priest Ray in a new production to be mounted at San Diego's Quentin Crisp Theatre May 18-June 30. "Days of Our Lives"' Nic Arnzen directs. When seven friends 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. Recently, the comedy was optioned for a movie, while productions are planned for Houston, Mineapolis, Seattle and Charlotte.
Tickets are $20-$15. The Quentin Crisp Theatre is located at 3704 6th Avenue. For reservations, call (619) 688-9210. The Quentin Crisp Theatre is on the web at http://www.quentincrisptheatre.com.
— By Christine Ehren