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Finalists For 2012 Great Gay Play Include Works About Marilyn, WWII Vets And Kinky Couple

Chicago’s Pride Films and Plays (PFP)— which focuses on the development of new LGBT productions fpr stage and screen—has announced the five works on the short list for  its 2012 Great Gay Play and Musical Contest. The wide-ranging nominees—which include a comedy about Marilyn Monroe, a one-man show looking at a half-century of gay history, and a musical about a gay WWII veteran—will all be performed at the annual Gay Theater Weekend in March at the Center on Halsted‘s Hoover-Leppen Theater.

“PFP fosters excellent writing… that speaks not only to the LGBT community, but is essential viewing for our friends, family and co-workers” says executive director David Zak. “And it is the range of these pieces that will make our Gay Theater Weekend of staged readings extraordinary.”

Productions include:

Hello Norma Jeane
A young gay man is stunned to learn his grandmother is actually the not-so-dead Marilyn Monroe, who faked her death back in 1962, in British playwright Dylan Costello’s humorous drama.

At The Flash
Sean Chandler and David Leeper’s one-man show revists five decades of the LGBT movement  through a series of interwoven scenes in a fictitious gay bar.

Under A Rainbow Flag
Based on the real experiences of a Navy corpsman, Leo Schwartz’s tale of a gay military man in the 1940s and 1950s, is the first musical to be named a finalist in the competition.

Lost in History
In this drama from Adam Siegel, a man caring for his overbearing nursing-home-bound father learns surprising truths about the man who raised him—and himself.

Mr. Teddy
Playwright George Smart explores the complicated dynamics at play between “daddies” Marc and Alex and “son” Teddy, who have been part of a role-playing relationship for ten years.

 

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Dec 27, 2011
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  • 2 Comments
    • Marina72
      Marina72

      I’m confused because the PFP website has a totally different list of finalists to Broadway.com – can somebody please explain? Thanks in advance…

      Dec 28, 2011 at 7:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dan Avery
      Dan Avery

      the PFP site hasnt updated its nominees for 2011 yet. The ones on their site are from 2010.

      Dec 28, 2011 at 11:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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