Friday, August 08, 2008

Tucson: Alternative Theatre Company presents Dirty Secrets



From: Joe W Marshall []
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 2:15 PM
Subject: Dirty Secrets


Alternative Theatre Company continues its 2008-2009 season with

                DIRTY SECRETS
  A thriller by award-winning local playwright Joe Marshall.

A limited amount of : 'Starving Artist"  discounted tickets available for September 5, performance (call for details 883-8246)
Note: Starving artist tickets are not available at the door!

DIRTY SECRETS is a smart, gender-bent thriller that pokes fun at brainless gay stereotypes. Right from the opening scene you know you're watching a play about homosexuals. Instead of boring us with platitudes about the evils of pigeonholing people, the characters skewer stereotypes by spouting spout earnest lines like, "You don't act gay — you're masculine!" It’s all about Tom, who shows up at the home of Nick and Shane Nick , a gay couple who live in Manhattan. Tom is depressed because he’s just discovered that his lover of eight years has had sex with another man. It turns out that Tom has come to torture Shane, to seek retribution for his messed up romance. It’s the ways in which Tom carries out his revenge — first demanding sex with Shane, later seducing Nick — that move the play along. He has a worthy opponent in the snaky Shane, who trumps Tom’s attempts at blackmail, but can’t keep up with his nasty house guest's vile temper.

DIRTY SECRETS has previously been produced in Phoenix, San Diego and Los Angeles.

Warning: Contains brief male nudity.


"Marshall’s script is bursting with red herrings: As soon as we’ve named our hero, he reveals himself as a scoundrel, and we’re back to square one, waiting for one of these tormented lovers to turn up a winner. Every one of these men is a sick ticket.”  – Phoenix New Times

Evenings at 8:00 PM September 5-6, 12-13 Matinees at 2:00 PM September 7, 14
Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre 330 S. Scott Avenue, Downtown Tucson


(520) 883-8246 - Online Ticket Sales 
Note: Starving artist tickets
are not available online you must call box office!



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