Sunday, May 16, 2010
Kevin Spirtas in MOTHER TONGUE
GAYFEST NYC, Inc., (Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman,Producers), the country's premier producer of new LGBT-themed plays, continues its Fourth Annual Festival, a five-week event (May 6 - June 6, 2010) filled with new theatre works spotlighting gay issues, with the world premiere of the new play Mother Tongue written by F. J. Hartland with direction by Margarett Perry. Performances began May 13, 2010 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 23, 2010 in the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex (312 West 36 th Street). Opening night is Friday, May 14, 2010.
Mother Tongue is play about a young painter who finds his life turned upside down by a new loverwith a mysterious past and a mother pursuing a career as a stand-up comedian. Whose side will he take? The 3-member cast features Jake Paque as Matt, Kevin Spirtas as Cale and J.J. VanName as Bertie. The creative team includes Michael Hotopp (Set), T. Michael Hall (Costumes), and Jesse Belsky (Lights). The Production Stage Manager is Andrea Wales. Mother Tongue will play the following performance schedule: Tuesdays - Saturdays at 8:30 p.m.and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. with a special matinee performance on Saturday afternoon, May 15th at 2:00 p.m.