NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternative Theatre Company (Joe Marshall, Founder/Artistic Director; Adrian Maynard, Managing Director) presents the much anticipated New York City return of THE GAYEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER! written and directed by Joe Marshall. Preview performances begin on Monday, November 14; opening Friday, November 25, running through December 31, 2011 at The Players' Theatre (115 MacDougal Street). Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by visiting TheGayestChristmasPageantEver.com or calling (866) 811-4111.
MacDougal Street will be a buzzin' as 20 actors play nearly 40 characters in a Christmas spectacular that will get you in the holiday mood. No one escapes unscathed as Joe Marshall's fast-paced holiday comedy takes over the West Village this November. THE GAYEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER! follows a small gay community theatre as they struggle to pull together their annual holiday pageant. This is a holiday show with all the fixins': Santa, Jesus, a couple of wise men, an inn keeper, an angry black man, a racist and its fair share of drama queens all gathering together to make this the best, gayest Christmas ever!
Writer/Director Marshall uses his trademark wit and natural dialogue in this fast-paced comedy. "I started working on this play over five years ago when I discovered that there weren't many GLBT-themed holiday plays," says Marshall. "While a couple of the characters are gay, this really is a play for everyone with straight, African American, gay, lesbian, Christian, Jewish, young and old characters. Just come prepared to laugh and not take yourself too seriously!"
The cast includes: August Abatecola, Sharif Abaz, Matthew Boyce, John D'Arcangelo, Travis Demetri, Paula Galloway, Scott Raymond Johnson, Jessie Losch, Cas Marino, Gerald Prosser, Fliery Robinson, Dean Schildkraut, Kimberley Shoniker, Zach Shotwell, Paolo Solis, Kelsey Justin Stevens, Susan Traub, James Reade Venable, Teresa Ybarra. Creative team includes: Ryan Emmons (Assistant Director), John Smith (Stage Manager), Duane Pagano (Lighting and Set Designer), Sarah Thea Swafford (Costume Designer), and Joe Marshall (Sound Designer).
"The title alone is brilliant!" - Kathy Griffin
"The cast of Cirque du Soleil said: 'Is that a dare?'" - Conan O'Brien
"The show scores a homo-run!" - AOL Tripvine
Alternative Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are renowned for producing award-winning LGBT plays that engage an audience in a conversation relating to specific feelings and messages reflecting the gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-gender community. Founded in 1991 by Joe Marshall, the company relocated from Arizona to New York in 2009.
THE GAYEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER!
Written and directed by Joe Marshall
Performances begin: Monday, November 14; Opening Friday, November 25, 2011
Playing Schedule: Monday/Friday/Saturday at 7pm; Saturday at 3pm; Sunday at 6pm
The Players' Theatre is located at 115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012
Opening Night Gala Tickets are $50, General Admission is $35 and can be purchased by visiting TheGayestChristmasPageantEver.com
Running time is 90 minutes.
For Tickets and More Information: http://www.TheGayestChristmasPageantEver.com/
SOURCE Alternative Theatre Company