There's about a thousand assumptions you could make about a title like that or maybe just one? The show gets its legs from the hysterical dialogue which really shined in the cold reading I saw. But that doesn't mean the script's void of some well-wrought poignant moments about gay marriage and basic human rights. It all comes packaged in three acts, each of which present one side of the story from the viewpoint of three main characters: a snarky big-shot reporter from the New York Times ; the former Illinois congressman-turned-prosecuting-attorney in the trial; and the current Illinois senator who mounts a defense for the teacher who wrote and directed the play. And, in a most democratic conceit, at each performance the audience will decide in which order the acts are performed.
Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party
Theatre Is Easy: Abraham Lincoln’s Big, Gay Dance Party (FringeNYC)
By Sam Thielman. The teacher who staged that pageant undergoes a Scopes-like trial, which is seen from three different angles, all of them pretty revealing. But, this being a democracy, an audience representative gets to decide which among the three angles, espoused by different characters — smarmy reporter Anton a wonderfully oily Arnie Burton , fiery prosecutor Regina Stephanie Pope Caffey or conservative politico Tom Robert Hogan — gets to go first. But ultimately, the plot twists are beside the point. It looks like the actors are having a blast, particularly in the dance-off interludes, but the show as a whole has a lot of air in it and could probably shrink by about 20 minutes without losing any lines of dialogue. Home Legit News. Aug 11, pm PT.
City Lights brings holiday cheer with ‘Abraham Lincoln’s Big, Gay Dance Party’
Advance publicity for a new college production of stage play with a catchy name created some buzz this week. As the trial of the century begins, big-city reporters and Congressional candidates descend, and family skeletons are forced out of the closet. Tripp described Lincoln as having distant relationships with women, and warmer relations with men. Thursday, Oct. For those interested in learning more about the historical background of the play, there will be an interactive discussion following the 2 p.
It actually describes the loopy but serious-minded play. Who better to unite our polarized nation than the man from Illinois? As a foundation for bridging the 21st-century divide, who could be more bipartisan?