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2014 Pride Series Announced

UPTOWN PLAYERS ANNOUNCES ITS 4TH ANNUAL
PRIDE PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING

Uptown Players is proud to announce its programming for the 4th annual Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival. From September 12 - 20, 2014, Uptown Players will present a nine-day festival of plays, cabaret acts, and a concert performance celebrating Dallas Gay Pride, closing with a very special presentation of Savage Love Live, featuring Dan Savage

 

ONE NIGHT ONLY
The Last Session
September 12 at 8 p.m

Opening the festival on the Kalita main stage will be a concert version of The Last Session, the hilarious and heartbreaking Off Broadway sensation that was part of Uptown Players first season. The Last Session gathers singers in a recording studio to record a new pop/gospel album with an old friend, faded pop star, Gideon. But the mix is dramatically altered by the unexpected arrival of a Bible thumping, homophobic gospel singer. All of them are deeply connected to Gideon yet are unaware that he plans to end his struggle with AIDS after the session. Harmony is restored through friendship and the power of music. Denise Lee and Sara Shelby-Martin return to reprise their roles from the 2002 Uptown production, and Gary Floyd and Peter DiCesare join the cast. This is a performance you don’t want to miss!

Premium Seating (Reserved seating ) - $33

Regular Seating - ( Back of theater) - $22

Purchase individual show or festival pass here

 

FRANKS PLACE PRIDE SERIES PLAYS

Uptown Players presents a series of plays and one-man shows upstairs in Franks Place upstairs at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.

 

September 13 at 5:30 p.m.
September 14 at 7:30 p.m.
September 16 at 8 p.m.
September 20 at 2 p.m

Former college roommates Mark (a gay architect) and Greg (his straight friend) find themselves living together again after years of estrangement. Greg, a serial womanizer, invites his latest crush Wendy home to meet his best friend and to make an announcement that throws everyone and everything into a tailspin. Mythical Beastie is an outrageous, sexy comedy with heart, written by local playwright Bruce R. Coleman.

Individual Show Price - $18 / Festival Pass $75

Purchase individual show or festival pass here


September 13 at 3:30 p.m.
September 14 at 2 p.m.
September 19 at 8 p.m.
September 20 at 4:30 p.m.

The 2013 Off-Broadway hit, From White Plains follows four men, straight and gay, as they attempt to take responsibility for past actions and move beyond them, aided and frustrated by celebrity, social media and viral videos. The play examines how male relationships change as boys grow into men and asks who speaks for a victim of bullying when he is no longer here to speak for himself.        .

Individual Show Price - $18 /Festival Pass $75

Purchase individual show or festival pass here


September 13 at 2 p.m.
September 15 at 8 p.m.
September 20 at 6:30 p.m.

The beautiful Kelli can't wait for the blind date her friends have set her up on, until it turns out to be one very disappointed lesbian named Arlin. Mutually appalled, yet appallingly intrigued, they proceed to pull the screws loose on both straight and gay women's culture, to find the common ground beneath in the search for love and self.

Individual Show Price - $12 / Festival Pass $75

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September 13 at 8 p.m.
September 14 at 6 p.m.
September 18 at 8 p.m.

Falling Man examines the lives of a diverse group of gay men from various backgrounds. Join Brandon Simmons in a tour-de-force performance as we meet a former drag queen, a young hustler who is taken over by the spirit of Tennessee Williams, the infamous Jeffrey Dahmer, and a former cha-cha champion who just wants to be remembered.

Individual Show Price - $12 / Festival Pass $75

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September 13 at 9:30 p.m.
September 14 at 4 p.m.
September 17 at 8 p.m


Steven Jay Crabtree presents yet another evening in the lives of his “Dysfunctional Divas.”  This one man, multi-wig show, includes such outrageous characters as the drama queen of lip-sync, Trayla Park; the superhero, Warrior Woman, the bombastic screen vixen, Martini Glass; plus other of Steven’s weird alter egos!  Crabtree switches from boy to girl and boots to heels while playing his collection of kooky characters.  It’s an evening of adult rated fun and surprises, flash, trash and lots of laughs...you’ll have a gay ol’ time!  Rated R for adult language and humor.       

Individual Show Price - $18 / Festival Pass $75

Purchase individual show or festival pass here


CLOSING NIGHT PERFORMANCE ON THE KALITA MAINSTAGE

September 20 at 8 p.m.

Savage Love Live, featuring nationally syndicated sex advice columnist and author Dan Savage. A writer, TV personality, and activist best known for his political and social commentary, Savage’s sex advice column, “Savage Love,” is syndicated in newspapers and websites around the world. In his latest bestselling book American Savage, Dan shares his insights on topics ranging from marriage and parenting to the Catholic Church and sex education. In September 2010, Savage and husband Terry Miller wanted to create a personal message to let LGBT youth know that “it gets better.” Today, the It Gets Better Project www.itgetsbetter.org has become a global movement, inspiring more than 50,000 It Gets Better videos viewed more than 50 million times.

Individual Show Price - $29 - $44

Purchase individual show or
festival pass here

 

General Admission tickets for events in Franks Place are $12-18. Reserved tickets for The Last Session are $22 - $33. Reserved tickets for Savage Love Live are $29 - $44. Festival passes allow you to see The Last Session and all five Franks Place productions for just $75. Performances will take place at the Kalita Humphreys Theater building, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd at Blackburn. Tickets and festival passes can be purchased online at www.uptownplayers.org or by phone at 214-219-2718.

 

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