Thursday, April 29, 2010

Visit Moscow If You're in San Diego

By Father Tony

This what my friend John Whitley, who lives with his partner Raul in Greenwich Village when they are not in California, is up to these days.
Here is a description of the musical: 

Trapped in limbo, three gay men stage a musical production of Chekhov's The Three Sisters. A compelling fusion of music, emotion, melancholy and lust. “…a timely tribute to the redemptive powers of art, a reminder that even the most apparently hopeless lives can be transformed through the unifying fellowship of the theater. – The L.A. Times
Moscow was first produced in Los Angeles in 1998 and went on to win the top honor at that year's Edinburgh Festival. The men are: Jon, a scholarly playwright who has lost many loved ones to AIDS and has retreated into cerebral celibacy; Luke, a sexually needy male hustler who lives solely for the next fleshly encounter; and Matt, a shy virgin, who struggles to balance the conflicting urges of love and lust. Trapped, uncertain if they are alive or dead, the men soon become emotionally embroiled. Naturally, romance is rocky in this limbo. Unlike the tormented trio in No Exit, the characters in Moscow rally, recoup and bond.

John is the handsome fellow on the left. He used to sing in Manhattan (often at the Duplex) with an a cappella group called Mystery Date.

Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA
619 220-0097

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this Tony. It's a nifty little show and I'm always happy to do things for Diversionary.

    Raul and I return to NYC in July. A soiree is required!