( Fri., Oct. 25, 2013 - Sat., Nov. 16, 2013 )
Deep Dish Theater at University Place (Formerly University Mall), 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
A Queer Kiss: World Premiere by Joel Drake Johnson. Directed by Paul Frellick. The drama follows two high school friends, Scott and Bret (Matthew Hager and Daniel Doyle), who share a seemingly innocent kiss that leads to a swirl of accusation, recrimination and fear. As their parents (MaryKate Cunningham, Jonathan Leinbach, Catherine Rodgers, and Tony Lea) struggle to glean what is going on with their sons and determine how best to support the boys, events quickly spin out of control.
Playwright Johnson is a Chicago-based writer whose plays have been produced at Chicago's renowned Steppenwolf and Victory Gardens theaters, as well as in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and across the country (his play The Fall to Earth was produced by Durham’s Manbites Dog Theatre).
October 27 - Post-show conversation with dramatrug Lisas Keaton and director Paul Frellick
November 1 @ 7:00 PM - Pre-show "Meet the Play" talk led by dramaturg Lisa Keaton
November 3 - Post-show panel discussion with members of iNSIDEoUT, a youth-led organization striving to form, strengthen, and network Gay-Straight Alliances
November 7 - Post-show "Meet the Designers" discussion with the production team
November 10 - Post-show conversation with playwright Joel Drake Johnson and cast members
November 11 @ 7:00 PM - Deep Dish Book Selection Discussion - Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic will be discussed at Chapel Hill Public Library
November 14 - Post-show discussion with Dr. Janie Long, director of the Duke University Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity
Adults $24, Seniors $21 (Fri./Sat./Sun.); Adults $22, Seniors $19 (Wed./Thur.); Students $16 for all shows