Tickets are now on sale for the politically probing mash-up comedy, Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party. Written by Aaron Loeb and directed by Chris Smith, the show received its New York premiere last summer at the Fringe Festival, where it was awarded Outstanding Play. Previews begin at off-Broadway’s Acorn Theatre on July 27, 2010.
In Abraham Lincoln’s Big, Gay Dance Party, a fourth-grade Christmas pageant in Lincoln’s rural Illinois hometown sets off a firestorm of controversy when it calls into question Honest Abe’s sexuality. A thought-provoking, laugh-out-loud funny, and uniquely American story unfolds, offering surprises at every turn. Each of the three acts lets the audience see the story from a different character’s viewpoint–and at each performance the audience decides in which order the acts are performed, creating a Rubik’s Cube-like theatrical event. A truly democratic theatergoing experience! What could be more American than that?
In addition to its Fringe Festival accolades, Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party was also nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Best Off-Off-Broadway Play and was named Best New Play by the Bay Area Critics Circle.
The limited engagement is set to run through September 5, 2010.