Decades of Theatre Benefit GalaTo commemorate 42 Years of Resident Theatre in Brooklyn
Ryan Repertory Company
will hold a fun and exciting evening
Decades of Theatre Benefit Gala
with a performance of the
entertaining and adventurous multimedia show
Decades Apart: Reflections of Three Gay Men by Rick Pulos and directed by Ryan Rep co-founder Barbara Parisi.
A private party will follow with
the amazing NYC based
spinning songs from each decade of Ryan Rep's long history.
Saturday, November 15th
Doors Open: 4:30 PM
Decades Apart:6:00 PM
Buffet Dinner and Dancing: 7:30-9:30 PM
(No discounts accepted for this event)
Decades Apart opened the first ever Long Island Fringe Festival in fall 2009 to a reaction none of the producers could predict: homophobic outbursts and downright disgust at the material. Pulos and Parisi hope to spur controversy and conversation with this new staging of the play, and to inspire compassion towards the many modulations of gayness that have evolved throughout American history. The stories in Decades Apart are very candid and are suitable for mature audiences only.
Chicago Stage Style raves that Decades Apart demonstrates "real innovation[s] in gay theatre" and that the text is "a provocative and thought provoking picture of same-sex proclivities and issues. If the response to Pulos' World Premiere was any indication, this is a work that can really get blood boiling out there, and isn't that one of the benchmarks of great theatre?"
The Ryan Repertory Company was founded in 1972 and is named after Irene Ryan, most famous for her role as Granny in television's long-running The Beverly Hillbillies. She was a leading performer in theatre, film and television and her name remains synonymous with quality work in every aspect of entertainment. Ryan Rep is a center for the development of new and original theatrical events. The Company's home is the Harry Warren Theatre, named in honor of the great composer, and is located in Brooklyn, NY.