'Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party' Ends 1/17
Just in time for Abraham Lincoln's 200th Birthday, The SF Playhouse brings you the World Premiere of Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party by Aaron Loeb (First Person Shooter) commissioned and originally developed by PlayGround, (James A. Kleinmann, Artistic Director).
Press notes ask, "What if President Lincoln was gay? Would you have to rethink everything?"
Aaron Loeb's World Premiere deconstructs our greatest icon in this farce directed by Chris Smith, former Artistic Director of the Magic Theatre.
Told in three acts--the audience decides the order-with a nod to Inherit the Wind, a "Trial of the Century" determines the fate of a rural third grade teacher who outs Abe as gay in the annual Christmas Pageant.
Abe and the rest of the cast dance in styles from Ballroom to Salsa, and yet, the title belies the seriousness of the play's ambition to address our deep national divide as we fight over what it really means to be an American explains press materials.
The cast includes Brian Degan Scott, Velina Brown*, Joe Kady*, Lorraine Olsen, Sarah Mitchell, Mark Anderson Phillips*, Michael Phillis. *Courtesy of Actor's Equity Photo by Zabrina Tipton
DATES: Through January 17, 2009 TALK BACK NIGHT: Meet Actors, Playwright & Director after the show, Thursday 1/8 and 1/15.
SHOWS: Tues. 7pm,Wed. through Sat. at 8 p.m, plus Saturday 3 p.m.
WHERE: The SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter Street (one block off Union Square, b/n Powell & Mason) San Francisco, CA
TICKETS: For tickets ($40) or more information, contact the SF Playhouse box office at 415-677-9596.