Gay Brothers Compete in New NYC Play, Red and Tan Line, March 6-23

News   Gay Brothers Compete in New NYC Play, Red and Tan Line, March 6-23 Other Side Productions, the scrappy Off-Off-Broadway Equity company that's given voice to gay-themed plays by new playwrights, presents the world premiere comedy, Red and Tan Line, about two gay brothers making their way in the world of gay dating.

Peter Mercurio's work premieres March 6 at the Bank Street Theatre in the West Village. The play is "a comic look at the hilarious trials and tribulations of gay dating through the eyes of two gay brothers in New York City — one living on the East Side, the other on the West Side; one looking for Mr. Right, one looking for Mr. Right Now," according to production notes.

They compete to find the right partner "in a sibling rivalry that takes them through a string of comical dates, fix-ups, and flings." The play has its roots in a critically-praised one-act, Refreshments, seen in December 2001 at the Bank Street.

Chuck Blasius directs. The cast includes Josh Casaubon, Tony Hamilton, Christopher McFarland and James McLaughlin.

Designers are Josh Pugliese (set), Rob Hilliard (lighting)and Roger Anderson (sound). Choreography is by Duane Domutz.

Other Side Productions is a nonprofit theatre company devoted to developing and producing original plays. This is show No. 4 after Mercurio's Andrew Reaches the Other Side and Yesterday's News, and Chuck Blasius' We Were There. Performances continue 8 PM Wednesday-Saturday and 3 and 7 PM Sunday. Tickets are $15. For information, call (212) 352-3101 or visit www.osprods.com. Bank Street Theatre is located at 155 Bank Street, between Washington and West Streets.