It's nine years old, but David Dillon's comedy, Party, is still packin' 'em in. The San Diego production, starring Dillon as the gay priest Ray, has sold out its run, which ends June 30 at the Quentin Crisp Theatre in Hillcrest. "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 Cleveland, where it will play Aug. 23-Sept. 16 at the Cleveland Public Theatre.
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