Musical Parody of sitcom about four older women living together opening in L.A.

Opening night for The Golden Gays is set for September 10th 2009 at the Cavern Club Theatre in Silver Lake. Produced by Los Angeles based writer John Trapper, this new work explores the world of four older gay men who are unhealthily obsessed with the famous foursome. Thanks to their equally dysfunctional therapist, they are able to explore their obsession through a novel new therapy. Through the process, they are also able to search their shallow souls for answers to other questions facing older gay men, the answers often coming in the form of a show tune from the decades familiar to thirty-somethings and above.

The Golden Gays is scheduled for a three week run (September 10th through September 27, 2009) at the Cavern Club Theatre in Silver Lake with performances at 9pm. Tickets are $30.00 and can be purchased in advance through plays411com. or directly via The Cavern Club is located at 1920 Hyperion Avenue in Silver Lake 90027. The Theatre is adjacent to gay-friendly hot spot Casita del Campo, a Mexican Restaurant and Bar, featuring some of the best Margarita’s to be found this side of the border.

Widestance Productions is founded by John Trapper and has had various incarnations in Philadelphia and Boston. The company is a vehicle for Trapper to write and see what happens when talented directors and actors take over. Normally Trapper tends towards what he perceives to be more meaningful work, while this show has none. “I have written and rewritten this script a couple times a year for the past twelve years. It’s really just an excuse to put four men in dresses and make them say funny things in the spirit of the most amazing sitcom ever. If there does turn out to be a message, it certainly isn’t intentional!” The show is Directed by Minnesotan Lori J. Ness Quinn with Musical Direction by Robert Decker.

As always with his shows, Trapper will use this production as a fundraiser for a gay related charity. This run, $1.00 of every full price ticket sold will go to The Life Group Los Angeles, Founded in 2005 The Life Group LA provides free of charge, much needed information and emotional support through medical forums, emotional support groups and the POZ Life Weekend Seminar. All services are offered in a non-judgmental and safe environment with compassion and understanding. In addition, Trapper is working on securing a large venue in Long Beach in which one large-scale performance of the show will benefit the Care Program at St. Mary’s Hospital, where the majority of HIV positive individuals in the Southbay receive resources relevant to their status.


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