Comedic actors Christian Mansfield (Broadway Bares, National Tour of 42nd Street), Ken Urso, and Philip Mutz (also co-author) will open Gay Camp on August 11th to a sold-out audience. Gay Camp is part of this year's New York International Fringe Festival and runs from August 11 – August 22. The production is directed by Arizona-native Phillip Fazio, best known for his regional work in Phoenix, Boston, and L.A.
Opening night of Gay Camp (August 11) is already sold out, with tickets selling very quickly to the final 4 performances.
With Mansfield, Urso, and Mutz playing more than a dozen different zany characters, Gay Camp is a quick-change farce that follows the stories of several young campers at a gay reform camp. They have been sent away by their parents to be 'fixed'. Instead, they learn how to love – themselves and one another.
Director Fazio, along with co-authors Mutz and Susan-Kate Heaney, leave no (comedy) stone unturned. While successfully dissecting stereotypes and sending a powerful message about tolerance and acceptance, Mutz and Heaney still find a way to inject every moment with humor.
Start with a deliciously evil headmaster and a closeted lesbian guidance counselor, throw in a few electrified fences, disco balls, boy-boy love, girl-girl love, gay Twister, Rick Santorum surprises, slow-motion fantasies, whips, handcuffs, flannel, and more innuendos than you can shake a dildo at, and you've got Gay Camp. Gay Camp is fast, funny, and not pulling its punches as it takes on the anti-gay morons in America.
It's gay. It's camp. It's Gay Camp.
Gay Camp will perform at HERE Mainstage Theater, 145 Sixth Avenue, NYC.
Gay Camp runs 75 minutes and will perform the following performance schedule:
SAT 8/11 @ 7:00-8:15pm (SOLD OUT)
TUE 8/14 @ 9:15-10:30pm
FRI 8/17 @ 2:00-3:15pm
SAT 8/18 @ 10:00-11:15pm
WED 8/22 @ 9:45-11:00pm
Tickets are currently on sale at www.GayCampThePlay.com.