Evolution Theatre Company Press Release
Central Ohio’s LGBTQQIA Theatre Company
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information or interviews, media contact: Mark Phillips Schwamberger 614-233-1124
Evolution Theatre Company Announces 2017 Season
April - May
Corpus Christi by Terrence McNally
presented in association with CATCO
Directed by Joe Bishara
Joshua, different from the other boys because he is gay, grows up in isolation and torment, an object of scorn. He searches for a more accepting environment, gathering along the way a group of disciples who are bound to him by his message of love and tolerance. He is ultimately betrayed by his lover. His plea, that we look upon all souls as equal in the sight of God, falls
Boston Marriage by David Mamet
Directed by Mark Phillips Schwamberger; Assistant Director James Harper
Two bantering, scheming "women of fashion" have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. One becomes the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald and an income to match. One is infatuated with a respectable young lady but the young inamorata’s sudden appearance sets off a crisis that puts both the valuable emerald and the women's futures at risk.
Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne
Directed by Beth Kattelman
It’s 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. The problem: They are both gay, and have married each other’s partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two “All-American” couples are forced to stare down the closet door.
September - October
Traveling by Kenneth Talberth
Directed by Dee Shepherd
A renowned dancer and choreographer traveling towards an uncertain future is comforted by his young lover, an elite dance student. But he is haunted and challenged by the presence of a silent dancer, seen only by him. A visit from his first love and college roommate -- a precious fun and memory-filled reunion -- ultimately threatens relationships and forces all to examine the fine line between the embrace and comfort of memories and the danger of living in the past and relying on illusion to avoid the future.
The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told by Paul Rudnick
A stage manager cues the creation of the world. She's in control of everything; she's either God, or she thinks she is. Adam and Steve and Jane and Mabel in The Garden of Eden, an ark, a visit with a highly rambunctious Pharaoh, and finally, even the Nativity. We then fast forward to modern day Manhattan: another baby, a lesbian wedding with a Jewish lesbian Rabbi to officiate, and a bond that cannot be broken.