Harriet Harris, John Getz, Peter Paige Bring to Life Gay Marriage Plays April 25

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The first performance of the limited run of Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays — billed as "a funny, provocative evening of new plays by award-winning playwrights starring a rotating celebrity cast to benefit marriage equality" — plays the Renberg Theatre inside the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Village at Ed Gould Plaza April 25.

Harriet Harris
Harriet Harris

The 8 PM performance features the talents of Amy Aquino, Harriet Harris, John Getz, Peter Paige, Tom Everett Scott and Cynthia Stevenson. Subsequent performances are scheduled for May 9, May 23, June 6, June 20 and June 27.

The plays that comprise the evenings follow:

The Revision by Jordan Harrison - an amusing look at how two men might rewrite their vows to more accurately reflect the limited options available to a gay couple
White Marriage by Jeffery Hatcher, in which a wife and husband discuss his “gay” sense of humor
London Mosquitoes by Moisés Kaufmann - a widower tries to make sense of the loss of his long-time lover
This Marriage Is Saved by Joe Keenan, a satiric vignette in which a disgraced evangelist and his wife insist that his fling with a male prostitute has strengthened their marriage.
Strange Fruit by Neil LaBute - the story of two men in love whose plans to get married “the old-fashioned way” are stymied when reality rears its ugly head
This Flight Tonight by Wendy MacLeod - Is there any hope for happiness when a lesbian marriage begins in IOWA?
Pablo and Andrew at the Altar of Words by José Rivera – two men use their marriage vows to “say the things we never really say”
The Gay Agenda by Paul Rudnick - a sadly hilarious plea for understanding by an Ohio homemaker and member of Focus on the Family
On Facebook by Doug Wright, adapted from an actual Facebook thread that chronicles one long fight among friends on the issue of gay marriage.

Audience talkbacks follow each performance.

L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza's The Renberg Theatre is located at 1125 N. McCadden Place in Los Angeles. For tickets, priced $35 and $50, call (323) 860-7300 or go to www.StandingOnCeremony.net.

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