By Andrew Gans
24 Dec 2013
Written and performed by Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark, Patti Issues received a special Bistro Award for solo play in March and won the MAC Award for Male Debut.
"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," according to press notes. "Amid the chaos of his young life, Ben found comfort—like so many gay boys before him and after—in musical theater, and specifically in the transportive voice of Broadway star Patti LuPone."
Current tour stops follow:
Baltimore, MD (Jan. 25, 2014)
The Creative Alliance will present the show at The Patterson Jan. 25 at 8 PM. The venue is located at 3134 Eastern Avenue; call (410) 276-1651.
RSVP Cruises' "Divina" Cruise (Feb. 15-22)
RSVP Vacations will sail from Miami to St. Maarten, San Juan, and RSVP’s own private island playground in the Bahamas. Visit www.RSVPvacations.com or call (310) 432-2300.
South Florida "Mini-Tour" (Spring 2014 dates to be announced)
Richard Jay-Alexander will present the show in South Florida markets, which include Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Key West. Details forthcoming.
Patti Issues marks Rimalower's debut as a playwright and performer, after serving as the director of numerous Off-Broadway plays, concerts and all-star benefits (and blogging for the Huffington Post).
More information and tickets are available at www.PattiIssues.com.