Directed by Stuart Ross, the production will officially open Oct. 24.
The production features a mix of short plays that address the on-going battle for marriage equality throughout the United States. Among the writers whose works are featured are Heideman Award winner Jordan Harrison, Edgar Award winner Jeffrey Hatcher, Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Moisés Kaufman, Emmy and WGA Award winner Joe Keenan, Tony Award nominee Neil LaBute, Sundance Jury Prize winner Wendy McLeod, Obie Award winner José Rivera, Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Paul Rudnick, and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright.
Producers Joan Stein and Richard Frankel said in a statement, "We are delighted to present this celebration of marital equality that is not only funny, moving and enlightening but also may serve in some way to advance a cause which is so important to all of us."
Standing On Ceremony will include a rotating cast of all-star actors to be announced shortly. The nine short plays that comprise the production follow:
- The Revision by Jordan Harrison, an amusing look at how two men might rewrite their vows to more accurately reflect the limited options available to a gay couple.
- This Flight Tonight by Wendy MacLeod, which asks if there is any hope for happiness when a lesbian marriage begins in Iowa.
- On Facebook by Doug Wright, adapted from an actual Facebook thread chronicling one long fight among friends on the subject of gay marriage.
- White Marriage by Jeffrey Hatcher, in which a wife and husband discuss his “gay” sense of humor.
- This Marriage Is Saved by Joe Keenan, a satiric vignette about a disgraced evangelist and his wife who insist that his extra marital flings has only strengthened their marriage.
- Strange Fruit by Neil LaBute, the story of two men in love whose plans to get married “the old-fashioned way” are stymied when reality rears its ugly head.
- The Gay Agenda by Paul Rudnick, a sadly hilarious plea for understanding by an Ohio homemaker and member of Focus on the Family.
- London Mosquitoes by Moisés Kaufman, a poignant story in which a widower tries to make sense of the loss of his long-time lover.
- Pablo and Andrew at the Altar of Words by José Rivera, a moving play about two men who use their marriage vows to “say the things we never really say." A portion of each ticket purchased to every performance will be donated to marriage equality organizations.
The performance schedule follows: Tuesday-Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 3 PM and 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM and 7 PM.
Tickets, priced $59-$79 (plus a $1.00 theatre facility fee), are now on sale by visiting Ticketmaster.com and will be available at the Minetta Lane box office beginning Oct. 13.
For more information, visit www.standingonceremony.net.