Ridgefield Playhouse to Hold HIDDEN HILLS Film Event, 11/1
In the 1960s in Hidden Hills, California, a handsome real estate agent is in a secret relationship with his male business partner in a context where being gay is the norm and straight is the minority. Not to mention they are Caucasian in a town where that is not the norm. On Friday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m., the Northeast Film Premiere of the comedy Hidden Hills, a comedy, starring Ted Trent and Tim O'Leary, will take place at The Ridgefield Playhouse, tackling the issues of race, sexuality, aging and weight while flipping the world upside down in a 72-minute feature film that mimics the classic styling of Rock Hudson and Doris Day movies. Up-and-coming Hollywood talent are featured in this innovative film event including Joy Sudduth (Criminal Minds), Wendy Shapero (Robot Chicken) and Chris Fennessy (Zoey 101) with a performance of an original song by Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go's. The movie was written and directed by Dan Steadman (Red Lodge) whose first project Jesus People: The Movie is to be released in early 2014 and will feature Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) and Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer (The Help). A post-screening Q&A with actor Tim O'Leary and his sister comedienne Christine O'Leary will allow audience members to learn more about how the film came to be. This event is underwritten by Cohen and Wolf, P.C. and The Ridgefield Press with media sponsor WSHU Public Radio Group.
Drew Drake (played by Tim O'Leary) finds himself in a secret relationship that has become an overbearing lie. For seven years, he has secretly been dating and living with his business partner Whitey Ford. None of his friends know. The issue isn't that they're gay. Nearly everyone in Hidden Hills is gay. (Straight people are the ones hiding in the closet.) The problem is that both Drew and Whitey are Caucasian. No one dates the same race! It's a social taboo. Will Drew Drake have the nerve to buck societal norms and come clean about his love for Whitey Ford? Can two white men admit their love for each other and take their relationship to the next level - marriage?
For tickets ($10 adults, $7.50 seniors & $5 students by calling the box office), call the box office at (203) 438-5795, or order online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.