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Event: Benefit Reading of Terrence McNally's SOME MEN

Date: Saturday, June 4th
Time: 19.00 - 22.00
Place: 916 N. FORMOSA AVE.
West Hollywood, CA

Featuring Maxwell Caulfield, Davis Gaines, Robert Gant and Special Guest Juliet Mills...

Join for a one-night-only benefit staged reading of Terrence McNally's play SOME MEN, which chronicles the history of the gay rights movement over a span of 80 years.

With: James Brandon, Steve Callahan, Brionne Davis, Paul Denniston, Cody Henderson, Matthew Montgomery, David Pevsner, Scott Presley, Michael A. Shepperd, and Joshua Wolf Coleman

Directed by Nic Arnzen

Tickets are extremely limited and it is highly recommended you purchase or reserve your spot online at: http://www.corpuschristi-themovie.com/  

100% of the proceeds from the evening will benefit the "I AM Love" Campaign and the completion funds for the upcoming documentary "Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption."

As an extension of the play and film, the "I AM Love" Campaign was formed to help combat bullying and homophobia in a peaceful and loving way. Through screenings of the film and further productions of the play, our company will conduct educational and arts-based workshops in less tolerant communities around the country.

The documentary is now in final post production edits before finally being released on a special tour later this year. But before it's been released or even seen by the general public, there has been a huge outcry from those against the premise of the film. In addition to a 50,000+ member Facebook group page protesting the film, the company has received countless vehement emails, volatile letters and even death threats as people all over the country work to ban the film from it's release.

Some Men and Deuce: Two Plays by Terrence McNally
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Grove Press; Original edition (June 3, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0802144497
ISBN-13: 978-0802144492
Amazon: Some Men and Deuce: Two Plays

The New Yorker has called Terrence McNally “one of our most original and audacious dramatists and one of our funniest.” Now the four-time Tony Award–winning author of such classics as Love! Valor! Compassion! and Master Class returns with two heartrending and humorous plays about friendship, companionship, and love.

In Some Men, Terrence McNally takes us on a multigenerational journey of gay life in America. In interwoven vignettes, McNally uses the same characters at different points in their lives as gay men to address such issues as coming out, marriage, adoption, the military, and the AIDS crisis. In Deuce we meet Leona and Midge—two septuagenarian ladies doubles tennis champions who are reunited to be honored at a U.S. Open. As they watch the next generaion of female atheletes, these former tennis partners become embroiled in a verbal tête-à-tête as lively and nuanced as any match they ever played.
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