Off-Broadway Plays Will Raise Money for Same-Sex Marriage Cause

September 11, 2011 - 10:00 PM
Mini plays dealing with gay marriage head to NYC
Theater Standing On Ceremony

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2008 file photo, U.S. director Neil LaBute poses during a photocall for the movie

NEW YORK (AP) — A collection of nine short plays by playwrights including Neil LaBute, Doug Wright, Paul Rudnick and Moises Kaufman that all deal with gay marriage will be making its off-Broadway debut next month.

Producers said Sunday that "Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays" will be brought from Los Angeles and staged at the Minetta Lane Theatre starting Oct. 18. Opening night is set for Oct. 24

The plays were created to raise money and awareness in support of marriage equality and a portion of each ticket will be donated to pro-gay marriage organizations.

A rotating cast of actors will be announced later.

In addition to LaBute, Wright, Rudnick and Kaufman, the other playwrights are Jordan Harrison, Wendy McLeod, Jeffrey Hatcher, Joe Keenan, and Jose Rivera.

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Online: http://www.standingonceremony.net