In celebration of the 5-year anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling, allowing for protected rights of gay marriage, and in serendipitous timing of the landmark ruling by the Supreme Court this week citing that it is illegal to discriminate against someone as part of the LGBTQ community in the workplace, Out Front Theatre Company will host “Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays” as a livestreaming broadcast on Friday, June 26.
This virtual screening of the plays is at no cost via Zoom streaming, allowing guests to view and enjoy in the comfort of their homes.
“Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays” is an evening of nine short theatrical works that highlight the joys and tears of married life and relationships. With a unifying theme of same-sex marriage, this collection of short plays and monologues is the work of several playwrights, thus giving different perspectives and voices to a universal theme. Each of the performances will be done by various actors and streamed from those actors’ homes.
“These short plays showcase a wondrous jubilee of same sex marriage, and run the gamut from touching and tearful to hilarious and heartwarming. We are thrilled that we can bring this event honoring equality right into peoples’ homes, and even though we may not be together physically we know that, as a community, we can still celebrate,” said Paul Conroy, founder and artistic director of Out Front Theatre Company.
An A-list lineup of writers offers unique takes on the moments before, during, and after “I do.” Witty, warm, and occasionally wacky, these plays are vows to the blessings of equality, the universal challenges of relationships, and the often hilarious power of love.
“Five years after The Supreme Court made their historic ruling making marriage equal across the country, there are still many steps to take before everyone in our country is treated fairly and equally. It’s important to remember and celebrate milestones like this one, even though there is much progress still to be made,” said Conroy. “Today’s Supreme Court ruling is another step in the right direction to provide safety and welcoming to the LGBTQ community, and the timing to share these plays after the ruling and during Pride Month in addition to the anniversary date of Obergefell v. Hodges is a fantastic way to celebrate.”
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Media praise for “Standing on Ceremony”
“CEREMONY puts a human face on a hot-button issue and delivers laughter and tears rather than propaganda.”Backstage
“All you have to do is listen, shed an occasional tear and laugh a lot. There is something for everybody…STANDING ON CEREMONY holds a magnifying glass to the highs and lows, joys and fears, courage and silliness, of people bucking trends and making history. It’s a fine evening, heartily recommended.”NY Observer
“A feel-good show celebrating gay marriage. The unifying theme of same-sex marriage gives this collection its strong identity. The individual plays don’t share the same perspective or speak in the same voice. Which keeps things interesting.”Variety