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Uptown Players Goes Small

We’ve gotten accustomed to spectacle.

Bigger! Louder! Chorus line-ier!

That’s because Uptown Players continues to outdo itself with one Broadway-worthy production after another. Yet in celebration of LGBT History Month, they’re shifting gears to focus on a pair of smaller-scale shows and we’re totally into it. Takes us back to the days when the theater troupe performed at the tiny KD Studio Theatre.

Starting tonight and tomorrow, two new plays debut at the intimate Bryant Hall Stage on the Kalita Humphreys Theater Campus for four performances each.

First up, check out The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lecesne. The one-man show stars Terry Martin playing more than a dozen characters in a tale about a young boy in a small Jersey town that has a huge impact on its citizens.

Then catch Straight by Drew Fornarola and Scott Elmegreen. Starring Josh Bangle, Olivia Grace Murphy and Evan Michael Woods. This play has a one-night-stand between two men (one married to a woman), but goes much deeper and in directions you might not expect.

Tickets for each play can be purchased for only $20, so treat yourself to a double-feature.

And maybe an extra glass of champagne to toast LGBT HIstory Month in style.

Uptown Players presents
The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey
October 12-21

Straight
October 13-21

Bryant Hall Stage on the Kalita Humphreys Theater Campus
3636 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas
uptownplayers.org

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