Playbill Editor-in-Chief Will Co-Host "15 Under 30" Night to Celebrate Gay Pride

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Playbill editor-in-chief Blake Ross will join NY1's Frank DiLella July 6 in hosting a special "15 Under 30" night celebrating Gay Pride at Off-Broadway's Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre in New York's Greenwich Village.

The Twentieth-Century Way, Tom Jacobson’s two-person play about homosexual entrapment in Los Angeles at the turn of the 20th century, will cap this historic Gay Pride month with a one-night-only special performance and talkback.

Tickets cost $15 for patrons under age 30 for the July 6 performance. Tickets must be purchased by visiting and entering code 15under30. Limit one ticket per patron with a valid ID.

The performance will be followed by a talkback hosted by Ross and DiLella, with a panel discussion to include cast members Will Bradley and Robert Mammana.

Directed by Michael Michetti (The Theatre @ Boston Court), and starring Bradley and Mammana, The Twentieth-Century Way began previews May 28 at Rattlestick (224 Waverly Place) and is scheduled to run through July 19.

Here's how Rattlestick describes the production: "Based on a little-known incident in L.A. history, the play explores the collision of reality and fantasy as two actors juggle various roles as characters who entrapped homosexuals for 'social vagrancy' in the public restrooms of 1914 Long Beach. But are they actually entrapping each other? Who they are and what they need is a mystery that deepens with every twist and turn." The Twentieth-Century Way earned Jacobson a PEN Center USA Award for Drama, and was produced at the 2010 NY International Fringe Festival, winning Overall Excellence in Production of a Play. This co-production continues the association between two companies – Rattlestick and The Theatre @ Boston Court (Los Angeles).

Regular tickets for The Twentieth-Century Way range $10-50.

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