LGBT theater fest marks five years with Philly premieres

At the Flash

GayFest!, Philadelphia’s LGBT theater festival, returns for its fifth year Friday, Aug. 7, through Saturday, Aug. 22. The lineup includes four Philly premieres as well as staged readings and one-time performances.

The festival will take place at Plays and Players Theater in Rittenhouse and Studio X in South Philadelphia. The festival opens Aug. 7 with “At the Flash,” a one-man performance starring David Leeper as a cast of characters from the five-decade past of gay bar The Flash before its reopening.

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