Following its sold-out run as part of the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival, Gay Camp will move its production to The Players Theatre for an extension beginning September 21, 2012.
Comedic actors Christian Mansfield (Broadway Bares, National Tour of 42nd Street), Ken Urso, and Philip Mutz (also co-author) will continue to star in Gay Camp for the extension starting on September 21. The production is directed by Arizona-native Phillip Fazio, best known for his regional work in Phoenix, Boston, and L.A.
Gay Camp was initially part of this year’s New York International Fringe Festival and ran from August 11 – August 22 at the HERE Mainstage Theatre in SoHo.
Following its initial run, Gay Camp received the Overall Excellence Award from FringeNYC for “Best Ensemble 2012”, and was selected as one of 19 shows (out of the 187 Fringe shows this year) to receive an extension as part of Fringe’s Encore Series.
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.
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."
Tickets are currently on sale at www.GayCampThePlay.com or by calling (212) 691-1555.