Thursday, June 29, 2017

Meet sexy, attractive, and interesting guys for free…: Theme of A NIGHT AT STONEWALL Play by Anthony Fusco

By Christine Mason


You may have noticed that your Facebook account will periodically send you a notification, thanking you for bringing the world a little bit closer together. Recent apps that have gained significant popularity over the last few years are those that aim to connect you to friends, family—and now strangers. Grindr is an application that connects gay men in hopes of sparking a romantic/sexual relationship. This app is unique in the online relationship department, as it is inclusive of the gay community.

        However, while an interesting and agreeable concept, you might wonder about the possible dangers of giving away your personal information to a stranger from the internet, who could be a person that he/she does not claim to be. Additionally, many people on dating sites may not be looking for anything more than a hookup—which leads to confusion if there are two people with different intentions. I’d say it’s definitely a “hit or miss” situation. 

         Another common way that gay men can come together is by going to gay bars. If you are unfamiliar with going to gay bars, you may have heard of the violent riots at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. In 1969, a series of violent riots were conducted against a police raid. At the time, homosexuals were still foreign and unaccepted in society. Now, the Stonewall Inn stands as a gay historic landmark, marking gay pride and serving as a symbol to the LGBTQ+ community. 

        Want to learn more about the experiences of those who use Grindr or visit gay bars? Come see Anthony Fusco’s A Night at Stonewall Inn to spend a night with three gay friends who visit New York City to celebrate a birthday and perhaps pick up a cute guy. Engaging, hilarious, and unpredictable, this play will have you laughing, until an unexpected incident takes place, leaving you to wonder about the dangers of meeting and entrusting the strangers you meet online.

By Anthony Fusco

Featuring: Nick Castellano, Jason Michael Dick, Matthew Dwight Lincoln, Justin Younts 

This short, powerful story takes place at the legendary Stonewall Inn where three friends come to celebrate a weekend getaway. Corey, the birthday boy, meets a new friend who wants to make his night a special one to remember. As Corey loses all inhibitions with his new prospect, conflict arises inside the men's room as Corey's birthday gift to himself backfires. A play about trust, awareness, and living in a society of phone app hook-ups. Contains some nudity. 

Wednesday, July 19th at 7pm
Thursday, July 20th at 9pm
Sunday, July 23rd at 5pm
Wednesday, July 26th at 9pm

For tickets click here.

Christine Mason, Writer