Standing on Ceremony: The Gay
Marriage Plays will premiere Off Broadway and at over 40 venues
The theatrical event features 9 plays
on the subject of gay marriage, each about 10 minutes long. The
micro plays were written by Mo Gaffney, Jordan Harrison, Jeffrey
Hatcher, Moises Kaufman, Neil LaBute, Wendy MacLeod, Jose Rivera,
Paul Rudnick and Doug Wright.
“It's a technical challenge on a lot
of levels – you really want to land your points, you want to make
your characters as full as possible and as quickly as possible. I
enjoy that. There's almost a sort of comedy mathematics to it,”
Rudnick (I Hate Hamlet, Jeffrey) told the AP.
The show premieres at the Minetta Lane
Theatre in New York City on Monday with a cast that includes Richard
Thomas, Craig Bierko, Mark Consuelos, Polly Draper, Harriet Harris
and Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel. (A video on the show is embedded
in the right panel of this page.)
Over 40 venues nationwide will also
premiere the show on the same night. (Check
listings for a venue near you.)
A portion of ticket sales will be
donated to Freedom to Marry.