2012 GPS (Gay Play Series) Line-up

Schedule & Reservations    |   Block A Preview Video    |    Block B Preview Video

The Ringwald Theatre is proud to announce the 3rd installment of its wildly popular Gay Play Series (GPS). Last year’s outing was attended by hundreds of people over a ten day festival period. This year the program will run over two consecutive weekends that will feature a one-time only event, music shows and, at the centerpiece, performances of 11 new, one act LGBT plays.

GPS will run June 15th-June 25th, 2012 at The Ringwald Theatre in beautiful downtown Ferndale.

The 2012 GPS will kick off on Friday, June 15 at 8:00 PM with a special one-night only performance of Ronnie Larsen’s classic play, Making Porn. The rollicking, side-splittingly funny comedy roared onto the scene in 1995 and took off-Broadway by storm and has starred such renowned gay porn stars Matthew Rush, Blake Harper, Chris Steele, and many others. Shortly after its New York production it’s played around the world (including stints in Boston, Atlanta, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and San Diego starring Ringwald artistic director Joe Bailey). The Ringwald production will feature Bailey, Michael Lopetrone (Southern Baptist Sissies), Lisa Melinn, Richard Payton, Joe Plambeck, and Jamie Richards. Please Note: Making Porn contains nudity and adult situations.

The original One Act Festival will commence on Saturday, June 16 at 8pm with Block A and continue on Sunday, June 17 at 3pm with Block B.

Block A (Preview Video) will feature:
· Defrost by Tony Foster; Directed by PJ Jacokes
· Turnaround by Joe Bailey; Directed by Jamie Richards
· Queer/Trek by Brian Walker; Directed by Gary Lehman
· Mate Trade by Laura Witkowski & Cara Trautman; Directed by Topher Payne
· Fanny Packs & Hanky Codes by Kristian O’Hare; Directed Matthew Turner Shelton
· Homochondria by Brad Baron; Directed by Michelle Leroy

Block B (Preview Video) features:
· Ask Me! Tell Me! by Andrew Charles Lark; Directed by Nancy Arnfield
· Pocket Universe by Duncan Pflaster; Directed by Lisa Melinn
· Ten Picnics by Mark Harvey Levine; Directed by Joe Plambeck
· A Streetcar Named Viagra by Daniel Curzon; Directed by Sean McClellan
· Break My Face on Your Hand by Daniel Talbott; Directed by Joe Bailey

Block A will perform subsequently Friday, June 22 at 8PM and Sunday, June 24 at 2PM.
Block B will perform subsequently Saturday, June 23 at 8PM and Sunday, June 24 at 5PM.

As always, audience members will be voting for their favorite script. The winning script will receive an additional performance at the closing ceremonies on Monday, June 25 at 8PM and will subsequently receive a full production at The Ringwald Theatre. Audience members will also be asked to vote for a favorite actor and director.

On Monday, June 18, Vince Kelley will recreate Judy Garland’s Carnegie Hall Concert at 8:00PM. Judy’s concert appearance, on the night of April 23, 1961, has been called "the greatest night in show business history.” Garland's live performances were big successes at the time and her record company wanted to capture that energy onto a recording. The double album became a hit, both critically and commercially. Powerhouse vocalist Vince Kelley will lend his considerable talents to recreating the immensely popular Carnegie Hall concert in what is sure to be an electrifying, unforgettable evening!

GPS will come to a close on Monday, June 25. In addition to the encore presentation of the winning script, the audience favorite Motor City MisCast Cabaret returns with men singing songs traditionally sung by women and vice versa. This year’s theme is MisCast Goes to the Movies and we’ll have a fun bunch of folks on hand for what is always a thoroughly entertaining evening!

Buy your passes and tickets below!

Festival Passes:
Full Festival Pass (includes all events): $40.00 - Buy Pass
Partial Festival Pass (includes all events but Making Porn): $25.00 - Buy Pass

Friday, June 15, 2012 at 8pm
Opening Night Ceremonies - Making Porn
$20.00 - Buy Tickets

Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 8pm
Friday, June 22, 2012 at 8pm
Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 2pm
Block A of the One Act Festival
$10.00 for each day - Buy Tickets

Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 3pm
Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 8pm
Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 5pm
Block B of the One Act Festival
$10.00 for each day - Buy Tickets

Monday, June 18, 2012 at 8pm
Vince Kelley Does Judy at Carnegie Hall
$10.00 - Buy Tickets

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 8pm
Closing Ceremonies, Encore of Winning Production, Motown MisCast Cabaret
$10.00 - Buy Tickets