Rainbow Theatre Project to Present Paul Rudnick's JEFFREY

Rainbow Theatre Project to Present Paul Rudnick's JEFFREY

Rainbow Theatre Project will continue its sixth season with Paul Rudnick's Jeffrey. Performances will begin January 17, 2019 and run through February 10, 2019 at the District of Columbia Arts Center.

Jeffrey, an Obie Award-winning romantic comedy, follows the lead character as he navigates love and dating during the height of the AIDS epidemic in 1990's New York City. Though not necessarily afraid of contracting the disease himself, Jeffrey fears falling for someone who may die from it. Just as he swears off sex and relationships forever, Jeffrey meets the man of his dreams.

The show will be directed by Robert Mintz and will feature Randyn Fullard (Darius), Craig Houk (Ensemble), Emily Levey (Woman), Rinaldo Martinez (Jeffrey), Matthew Pauli (Sterling), Reginald Richard (Steven), Joshua Street (Ensemble), and Rick Westerkamp (Ensemble).

Paul Rudnick (Playwright) is a novelist, playwright, essayist and screenwriter, whom the New York Times has called, "one of our pre-eminent humorists." His plays have been produced both on and off Broadway and around the world, and include I Hate Hamlet, Jeffrey, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Valhalla, Regrets Only, and The New Century. He has won an Obie Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards and the John Gassner Playwrighting Award, and two of his short plays have been included in Standing on the Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. His novels include Social Disease and I'll Take It, both from Knopf. He's a regular contributor to The New Yorker and his articles and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Esquire, and Vogue.

Robert Mintz (Director) is a local performer, director, choreographer, and sometimes educator. Other RTP credits: a staged reading of Jeffrey (Director), Get Used to It (Choreographer), and Yank! (Actor). Other DC-area credits: The Catholic University of America: Kiss Me, Kate (Choreographer); Montgomery College's Summer Dinner Theatre: Sister Act (Choreographer), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Choreographer); Johns Hopkins University: Company (Director/Choreographer); and many more. As a performer, he has been seen in the DMV at The Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Toby's Dinner Theatre, Adventure Theatre, Washington Savoyards, and Urban Arias, as well as in productions in New York City and at regional theatres along the East Coast. Robert holds a Bachelors of Music in Musical Theatre from The Catholic University of America.

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