Debunking Love, the world-premiere comedy by Prince Gomolvilas, closes at San Francisco's New Conservatory Theatre Center Jan. 6. Performances began Nov. 8 with an opening Nov. 18.
In an attempt to portray the gay Asian-American desire to assimilate into three different communities — straight, gay and white — Gomolivilas brings to life a young novelist with intense writer's block. His neurotic friends include rice queens and snow queens, Asian Americans and white Americans. All are "looking for love in all the wrong races." Debunking Love was originally developed at the Bay Area Playwrights Festival.
Gomolvilas' credits include Big Hunk o' Burnin' Love, Seat Belts and Big Fat Buddhas and the award-winning The Theory of Everything. His Bee, commissioned by San Francisco's Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, will premiere in March, 2001.
Tickets are $25-$15. The New Conservatory Theatre Center is located at 25 Van Ness Avenue near Market Street. For tickets, call (415) 861-8972.
— By Christine Ehren