Matthew Greene's GOOD STANDING Comes to United Solo
A solo play about faith, hope and catharsis direct from the heart of Mormondom, Matthew Greene's GOOD STANDING brings Utah's Plan-B Theatre Company to United Solo for the third time, following a run in Salt Lake City.
In GOOD STANDING, a gay man faces excommunication from the Mormon Church a week after marrying the man of his dreams.
From the playwright: "The man onstage torn between love and belief was born out of the internal debates I'm still having. There's no way to untangle the threads of identity that have made me who I am, and I have Mormonism practically woven into my DNA.
Life didn't magically become easier when I finally admitted that I, like Curtis in this play, dreamed of finding a husband, not a wife. What's different, I guess, is an enhanced ability to feel joy and to claim it as my own. But the search continues for meaning and purpose and for the light I know is out there. Good Standing is another step in that ongoing journey, a love letter to uncertainty and complicated, problematic faith."
The show will play Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 2pm at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row.
UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL is an annual international festival for solo performances on Theatre Row on 42nd Street, currently in its 9th season. Fiona Shaw called United Solo "the mecca of the solo shows in the world." Over 130 participants from six continents will present their shows every day from September 13 until November 18, 2018. Numerous performances are already sold out. Through its mission, United Solo presents renowned artists as well as new talents, discovers original stories, connects artists with their audiences, exchanges diverse perspectives, fosters a dialogue for change, entertains, and now also educates through its professional training program led by distinguished artists and cultural icons.