Gay artists tackle anti-gay issues with laughter in Gay Camp at the HERE Mainstage Theatre starting August 11, during The International Fringe Festival in New York City.
Gay Camp is a a new comedy play by Philip Mutz and Susan-Kate Heaney, and directed by Phillip Fazio. Gay comedic actors Christian Mansfield (BroadwayBares, National Tour of 42ndStreet), Ken Urso, and Philip Mutz (also co-author) will star in the production of Gay Camp in this year’s New York International Fringe Festival,
running from August 11 –August 22.
With Mansfield, Urso, and Mutz playing more than a dozen different zany characters, Gay Camp is a quick-change farce that followsthe stories of several young campers at a gay reform camp. They have beensent away by their parents to be ‘fixed’. Instead, they learn how to love– themselves and one another.
Partners Philip Mutz (co-author) and Phillip Fazio (director) find the project particularly near and dear to their hearts. Believing laughter is sometimes the best medicine, this production leaves no (comedy) stone unturned. While successfully dissecting stereotypes and sending a powerful message about tolerance and acceptance, Mutz and Fazio still find a way to inject every
moment with humor.
Startwith 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 onthe anti-gay morons in America.
It’s gay. It’s camp. It’s Gay Camp.
Gay Camp showing:
HERE Mainstage Theater, 145 Sixth Avenue, NYC.
SAT 8/11 @7:00-8:15pm
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 will be on sale starting July 20 at www.GayCampThePlay.com.
For information on The International Fringe Festival, visit www.FringeNYC.org