Mini plays dealing with gay marriage go national

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Posted: Oct 03, 2011 10:49 AM
Mini plays dealing with gay marriage go national

Dozens of theaters across the country plan their own simultaneous performances of a collection of nine short plays that all deal with gay marriage.

More than 25 theatres and universities in 19 states will put on their own productions of "Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays" on Nov. 7 in coordination with its off-Broadway debut that night at the Minetta Lane Theatre.

An introduction and a post-performance discussion from the Minetta Lane will be streamed live, with questions selected via Twitter. The event will raise money for local, state and national marriage equality organizations.

The playwrights of "Standing On Ceremony" include Neil LaBute, Doug Wright, Paul Rudnick, Moises Kaufman, Jordan Harrison, Wendy McLeod, Jeffrey Hatcher, Joe Keenan and Jose Rivera.