Monday, June 28, 2010

QNY Holiday Weekend Tip

By Tony Adams

Part of the proceeds go to support Marriage Equality New York:

New York, NY – (6/7/10) The Fugitive Kind (Michael Page, Artistic Director, Laura Caufield & Susan Molloy, Producers), in association with the Barrow Street Theatre, Burton T. Frey Jr., and Heather Levine, will present a new solo show, Gay Blues, by Matthew Cleaver for three performances only: July 2nd & 3rd at 10:00 p.m. and July 5th  at 7:30 p.m. at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) 

Gay Blues is one man’s cantata about gay marriage.  Gay Marriage.  What the hell is gay marriage? Have you ever heard it called white people marriage? Or diabetic marriage? Or microbrew enthusiast marriage? Why the modifier? There’s something about the word gay in front of the word marriage that gets people mad.  Well, Matt Cleaver is mad too; mad that getting “gay married” is illegal.  He’s looking to change all that, nothing gives people that get up and go like wailing the blues. Gay Blues. Come get f***ing pissed.
“A brawl broke out in our constitutional congress, resulting in one of history's greatest declarations about equality and human rights,” Barrow Street Theatre producer Scott Morfee said. “This is why we celebrate the 4th of July – equal rights for all.  Gay Blues is not afraid to brawl, but through song and story, it eloquently reminds us that there is no such thing as gay rights...that was all figured out in 1776. Wasn't it?”
The new production company, The Fugitive Kind, produces and creates theatre that focuses on the narrative of people who have never felt comfortable in their own skin.  Following the ideologies of Tennessee Williams, the company is a non-profit that seeks to take socially progressive theatre to the next level by partnering with local charities and organizations to help promote the causes they are focusing on.   
Tickets are priced at $20 and can be purchased at, by phone at (212) 868-4444, or in person at the Barrow Street Theatre box office (open at 1 p.m. daily).   Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue South in the heart of Greenwich Village.
(Special added activities, more info, photos after the break)

Special added activities, as follows: 
Friday, July 2nd:           Marriage Equality Dance Party in the theatre following the performance 
Saturday, July 3rd:      Duplex Night  -- all ticket holders receive $2 off your drinks at The Duplex following the performance 
Monday, July 5th:         Equality Gay-la – pre-show reception beginning at 7 p.m. with local politicians and celebrity guests 

Nearby subway stops are the 1 at Christopher Street (walk 1 block South on 7th Avenue to Barrow) and the A, C, E, B, D, F and V at West 4th (walk West on 4th Street, left on Barrow).

The Fugitive Kind is a sponsored artist of The Field, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization serving the New York City performing arts community. Contributions made to The Field and earmarked for J. Chen Project are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about The Field contact: The Field, 161 6th Avenue, New York NY 10013, (212)691-6969, fax: (212)255-2053, A copy of The Field’s latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from The Field or from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271

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