|Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? Theatre Rhino Mainstage Secedes|
Bay Area Premiere
Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?
written by Caryl Churchill
May 30 - June 16
Do countries really behave like gay men? Meet Sam and Jack and watch as they fall in love and become obsessed as only gay men can become obsessed.
This masterfully provocative play comes from the hand of Britain’s most controversial and profound playwright.
The production stars Bay Area favorite Rudy Guerrero (The Motherf***er With the Hat, Food Stories, Carnival.) Also presented are the controversial dialogue plays Seven Jewish Children† by Caryl Churchill and Seven Palestinian Children by Deborah S. Margolin. These plays “talk to one another” about the crisis in contemporary Palestine.
†Admission to Seven Jewish Children is free of charge. Separate admission to Seven Jewish Children is at 9:00 pm on the night of the show (4:00 pm for matinees). This admission does not cover admission to Drunk Enough to Say I Love You or to Seven Palestinian Children. Seven Jewish Children is 'an amateur production.' The performance of Seven Jewish Children is appoximately fifteen minutes in length.
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For thirty-one years our Mainstage has been a space of hallowed ground for Same-sex couples and it cannot continue as such if it does not recognize Same-sex Marriage.
In recognition of the thousands of queer lives portrayed on our stage and the thousands upon thousands of queer people who have inspired, witnessed and been inspired by those lives, our Mainstage must secede from the State of California.
The Board of Theatre Rhinoceros and I therefore declare our Mainstage seceded ground and proclaim our theatre an extraterritorial state that recognizes, encourages and condones Same-sex marriage.
A “plaque of secession and proclamation” will be unveiled on Friday, November 21, 2008 at 1000 PM, immediately following the performance of 100 Years of Queer Theatre. Come and raise a glass in recognition of this event and the eventual triumph of same-sex marriage over the forces of repression, exclusion and intolerance. Admission is free and open to the public.
— John Fisher