Friday, April 2, 2010

Gay Plays!

Posted By on Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 11:24 AM

Albin in La Cage aux Folles
  • Albin in La Cage aux Folles

Two local theater companies are putting on LGBT-themed plays this month. Theatre Memphis presents La Cage aux Folles, the campy, Tony Award-winning musical that inspired the film The Birdcage. And the Emerald Theatre Company is putting on The New Century by acclaimed playwright Paul Rudnick.

In La Cage aux Folles, Georges and his drag queen lover Albin have to meet their son's conservative, soon-to-be in-laws after he announces his engagement. The two very opposite couples meet and manage to escape a potentially disastrous conflict of ideas. The musical runs through April 11th at Theatre Memphis. Check out Flyer theater critic Chris Davis' one-sentence review here. For more information, go the Theatre Memphis website.

In Emerald Theatre Company's The New Century, a wealthy Jewish matron with three gay kids, a public access TV host, a scrapbooker, and a competitive cake decorator talk about the trials and triumphs they face in the LGBT community. The show runs through April 4th. For more information, go to Emerald Theatre Company's website.

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