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The Pride Plays
by Rich Orloff
Again this year Evolution Theatre Company, in celebration of Columbus PRIDE 2014, will present two plays in tandem, both by New York playwright Rich Orloff, a native of Chicago and an Oberlin College alumni.
Individual shows tickets are $15
or save with the Both Play Package for only $25
AREA PREMIERE of Tropical Heat
Showtimes: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday July 10 - 11, 6 p.m. Saturday July 12, 2:30 p.m. Sunday July 13 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday July 19
AREA PREMIEREof Skin Deep
Showtimes: 8:30 p.m. Saturday July 12, 5 p.m. Sunday July 13, 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday July 17 - 18 and 6 p.m. Saturday July 19
Tropical Heat is an outrageous, over-the-top comedy where passionate fury succumbs to furious passion. Set in a 1920’s tropical hotel, Tropical Heat pits a proselytizing pastor (David Vargo) against a passionate party girl (Mark Phillips Schwamberger) with a past. When a fire-and-brimstone minister clashes with this tropical temptress, he doesn’t have a prayer! Other characters include the acerbic hotel owner (Ron Keaton), a bum (Peggy Reasoner), and a tormented young painter (Michael Galusick) who hasn’t painted anything yet because he’s still learning how to be tormented.
Skin Deep is a light comedy with depth, a sex comedy with more than sex on its mind. When a couple from Ohio (Tom Shafer and Mony Carpenter) inherits a clothing-optional resort in Key West, they discover parts of themselves never before exposed! The staff includes a gay front desk clerk (Scott Risner) who's an aspiring drag queen and a lesbian handyman (Leslie Robinson) who moonlights as a dominatrix. And then there’s the potential buyer of the hotel (Will Smith), a businessman who likes giving women the business. Overwhelmed by the lifestyles of the resort's staff and guests, the couple is forced to face questions of what they believe and who they really are.
bare has thrilled and moved audiences around the world. A contemporary rock musical, bare follows a group of teens wrestling with issues of identity, sexuality, and religion at a co-ed Catholic boarding school. Provocative, raw, and unyielding in its exploration of how today's generation navigates the tightrope between adolescence and adulthood, bare examines the consequences of baring a soul-or hiding it from those who matter most.
October 15 – 25, 2014
Mr. & Mrs. Fitch by Douglas Carter Beane
Meet gossip columnists Mr. and Mrs. Fitch. When the social circuit no longer provides juicy morsels, when the pressure to create news in our never-ending news cycle becomes just a bit much, it’s time to toss back the martinis, toss around the bon mots and realize that great celebrity can just appear out of thin air. This wicked, urbane comedy is a scathing look at who is in, who is out and who may not even exist at all.
Performances are at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus, OH 43215 in the Van Fleet Theatre except for bare, The Musical, which will be performed in the Shedd Theatre. Tickets: General Admission are $15 - $25: Senior and Students are $15: Preview Performance Tickets are $10.
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Evolution Theatre Inc.
PO Box 21072
Columbus, OH 43221-0072