Photo by Don Kellogg

Friday, February 10, 2006

Kiss and Cry

A diamond in the ruff. I think this play ranks up there as a recent favorite! Not exactly on Broadway, Theater 1010 is located in the basement of a Church on 84th and Park. Low budget - but certainly not low talent. This was a top notch cast with lots of energy, talent, and extreme good looks ( pssst - hey there, reed prescott my phone number is 917-273... oh sorry back to my review).

Ok, so the story deals with love, stardom, the stigma of being gay, being out, the hollywood spin cycle, the press and the papparazzi... but most of all, true love and friendship. Ironically, i saw the play on it's first performance - a story about figure skaters - on the opening night of the Winter Olympics!

Sweet, entertaining, easy on the eyes and slightly social and political, but heck - we got Brokeback Mountain this year, and frankly, i'd rather have seen this one on the big screen!

Lately, I've been more impressed with the quality of work off broadway and this one is no exception. Run, don't walk to this one. It's a limited run. Someone is going to scoop up these talented folks real soon!