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NEW THIS YEAR!
A GayFest! special every week
The Bang Group returns to Philadelphia
Head Over Heels
2 performances only
The Bang Group photos by Yi-Chun Wu
After their triumphant appearance in Misters and Sisters in GayFest! 2012, this internationally-renowned dance troupe returns to Philadelphia to open GayFest! 2014 with their new show HEAD OVER HEELS. In typical Bang Group fashion, there is an amalgam of influences from gay culture and street dance to MGM musicals.
(Reception following the August 5 performance)
Second week special:
Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays
One performance only
A Benefit for GayFest! and Equality PA
A one-night presentation of the hot property Standing on Ceremony, a collection of plays about gay marriage by renowned playwrights Paul Rudnick, Neil LaBute, Moisés Kaufman, José Rivera, Mo Gaffney, Wendy MacLeod, Jordan Harrison, and Doug Wright (conceived by Brian Shnipper). Funny, moving, and occasionally shocking, Standing on Ceremony presents some of America's most famous playwrights covering this important subject in a variety of ways.
Closing Week Special:
Confessions of a Mormon Boy
written and performed by Steven Fales
5 performances only
The international hit comes to Philadelphia for 5 performances only at the Adrienne! Steven Fales' one-man show is a story of surviving extremes. After excommunication, divorce, prostitution, and drugs, a sixth-generation Mormon reclaims his "Donny Osmond smile."
THE MAINSTAGE PLAYS
THE HAUNTED HOST by Robert Patrick
directed by Sarah J. Gafgen
It's 1964, Greenwich Village. Jay struggles to put his ghosts to rest as the living image of his main "ghost" appears at the door. Laughs galore in Patrick's signature style of hilarity.
The fiftieth anniversary production of America's first gay play
SOME ARE PEOPLE by Kathleen Warnock
directed by Josh Hitchens
A funny and touching story of a drag queen, his lesbian friend, and the young woman who changes their lives one Provincetown summer.
NEXT FALL by Geoffrey Nauffts
directed by Calvin Atkinson
The recent Broadway hit about faith, parents, lovers, and friends alternates between laughs and tenderness.
YOU KNOW MY NAME: A DANIEL TALBOTT TRIO
by Daniel Talbott
directed by Rich Rubin
Three amazing shorts by our favorite writer - the only playwright whose work has been in all four GayFest! years. Funny, brooding, unique, and wonderful--that's the work of Daniel Talbott.
AND OUR EVER-POPULAR SERIES OF ONE-NIGHT STANDS
THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL!