Ben Rimalower's Patti Issues Gets Fifth Extension Downtown

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22 Jan 2013

Ben Rimalower
Ben Rimalower

Ben Rimalower's Patti Issues, which has received a garland of critical praise, has extended its run for a fifth time at the Duplex. Performances will now continue through April.

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."

Advance tickets for the Duplex run are priced $15, with a two-drink minimum. Visit pattiissues.brownpapertickets.com for tickets. The Duplex is located at 61 Christopher Street in Greenwich Village.



Here's a look at the show: