The Laramie Project's Leigh Fondakowski explores another version of growing up gay in America in I Think I Like Girls, a Page To Stage workshop production at La Jolla Playhouse, playing Sept. 3-21. The playwright directs a cast, which includes two Laramie Project vets Kelli Simpkins and Barbara Pitts. I Think I Like Girls uses interviews, court documents and non-fiction literature to examine the lives of more than a dozen lesbian women as they seek to discover theirtrue identities. Fondakowski has been a member of the Tectonic Theater Project since 1995. Her work includes Letters to Myself, Happenings and The Resurrection Invention, written with Maxwell Fraser.
Completing the Girls cast are Amy Resnick, Dikla Marshall and Kathleen Carthy.
I Think I Like Girls is the second Page To Stage production for the new Playhouse series. The first was I Am My Own Wife, a new one-man play by Quills scribe Doug Wright, based on the life of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a homosexual man who, after escaping a Nazi interment camp disguised as a woman, lived the rest of his life as one. Laramie Project's Moises Kaufman will direct Wife in its world premiere at Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons.
Tickets are $15-$17. La Jolla Playhouse is located on the corner of La Jolla Village Drive and Torrey Pines Road. For tickets, call (858) 550-1010. La Jolla Playhouse is on the web at http://www.lajollaplayhouse.com.
— By Christine Ehren