The curtain is ready to rise on the only GLBT theater festival in Philadelphia as GayFest! 2013 kicks off tomorrow, Tuesday, August 6.
Now in its third year, GayFest! brings a slew of GLBT theater to Center City. From limited engagements to longer running shows, the festival includes nearly 50 works at four locations over 19 days.
Produced by Quince Productions, this year features four mainstage shows, as well as staged readings of new works and a variety of one-night events of theater, cabaret, standup and improv comedy.
Opening night, Tuesday, August, 6, come out to Plays and Players Theater for Cirque du Gay: Exposed, a hilarious show visiting from Kansas City, followed by a reception and after-party at Tabu.
The festival continues daily through August 24 with its core shows: Someone Brought Me by Daniel Talbott, Cold by Sarah Pappalardo, The Homosexuals by Philip Dawkins and The New Century by Paul Rudnick.
In addition to the fully staged productions, GayFest! hosts a series of ten one-night shows ranging from lesbian-focused new theater to evenings devoted to transgender issues and a wild variety of other presentations.
The majority of performances take place in Plays and Players Theater’s Skinner Studio, with additional shows on the Second Stage at the Adrienne, the Playground at the Adrienne and the upstairs lounge at Tabu.
With tickets range from just $5 for staged readings to $25 for mainstage plays, seeing one or more of the festival’s performances is a cinch. Plus, festival passes are available for $35 for a two-play pass to $125 for an all-festival pass.
Tickets and a complete schedule of performances are available online.
Quince Productions GayFest!
When: August 6-24
Where: Plays and Players Theater, Skinner Studio, 1714 Delancey Place, 3rd Floor
Cost: Tickets starting at $15
More info: www.quinceproductions.com