By Adam Hetrick
22 Jan 2013
The solo piece performed by writer-director Rimalower (Joy, The Fabulous Life of a Size Zero), which chronicles his relationship with his gay father and his obsession with Tony Award winner Patti LuPone, debuted at the Duplex Aug. 30, 2012. Aaron Mark directs.
Patti Issues will play Thursday nights at 7 PM through Feb. 28 and then Wednesday nights at 9:30 PM through April 24.
Here's how it's billed: "When Ben Rimalower was eight years old, his father came out of the closet and embarked on a drug-fueled tear that left his family in tatters. Amid the chaos of his young life, Ben found comfort — like so many gay boys before him and after — in musical theatre, and specifically in the transportive voice of Broadway star Patti LuPone... With a mix of comic irreverence, stark candor and show-biz bravado, Patti Issues poignantly explores the challenges facing LGBT parents and children while shining unique light on gay men's time-old obsessions with divas."
Here's a look at the show: