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Bare (Updated 2/28/12)

Katzen Studio Theatre

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Please see also:
Video preview/discussion, AU Musical Deals with Gay Bullying
Preview article, AU Theatre Students to Address GLBTQ Issues in Bare
Metro Weekly review article, Beyond Bare

Thursday, February 23-Saturday, February 25 and Friday, March 2-Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m.
Also Saturdays, February 25 and March 3, at 2 p.m.
Studio Theatre, Katzen Arts Center
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 AU community and seniors
Carl Menninger, director
Sariva Goetz, music director

Set in a Catholic boarding school, the show centers on a group of friends during their senior year. Altar boy Peter is in love with his roommate Jason (John Hill), one of the most popular kids in school. They are carrying on a closeted romance but Peter wants to go public with their affair, at least to his mother, whom he loves dearly. Jason isn't so keen on the idea, as he feels that his entire world would crumble if word of the relationship got out. Things get more complicated when Ivy makes a play for Jason. Her rejected suitor Matt discovers the secret that Peter and Jason have been keeping and it's only a matter of time before things start to spin out of control.

After each matinee performance, join the cast and special guests for two post-show discussions. On February 25, Sybil Roberts will moderate a panel on Spirituality, Sexuality, and Religion featuring Allan Rose from Dignity, Dr. Joseph Palacios from Georgetown University, and Reverend Beth Irikura from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation. On March 3, Matt Bruno from AU's GLBTA Resource Center will moderate a panel on the Struggles of Gay Adolescents featuring Alison Gill from Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, Andrew Barnett from Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League, and Phil Hicks from Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays.

"Bare" received its world premiere staging at the Hudson Mainstage Theater, Hollywood, California on October 14, 2000. Produced by God Help! Productions (Danny Feldman, Eric Anderson, Daniel A. Miles, Damon Intrabartolo & Kristin Hanggi), John Ottman & Donnie Land. Directed by Kristin Hanggi. Original Los Angeles concert reading directed by Mischa Pfister in June, 1999.

This production contains mature themes. Discretion is advised.

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