August is looking very gay in Philadelphia with the fourth annual GayFest! – a festival of LGBT theater presented by Quince Productions at Plays & Players and two spaces in the Adrienne Theatre. This year’s festival, today, August 5-23 at various theaters in Philadelphia, is bigger than ever, with three special events, four mainstage plays, and five one-night stands (of the theatrical variety, that is!).
The Four Mainstage Plays:
The Haunted Host by Robert Patrick. The 50th Anniversary production of America’s first gay play, with laughs galore as Jay, a 1964 Greenwich Village queen, gets a surprise visit from sexy, straight (or is he?) Frank.
Some Are People by Kathleen Warnock, a Philadelphia premiere, presents Tommy (aka the drag queen Miss Fitt) and his lesbian landlady/friend Anna, two Provincetown residents. How are their lives changed by a mysterious young woman who drifts into town like so many “summer people”?