Straight: A bold and funny look at the ‘pretense of acceptance’

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‘Straight’ plays at the Baby Grand from Thursday, Mar. 21 to Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019. Submitted image.

In a play that takes a deep look at sexual identity, acceptance, and loyalty, but only has three characters, how interesting can it be?

In a word: very.

The acclaimed off-Broadway hit Straight, written by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola and originally directed by Andy Sandberg of Saturday Night Live fame, is now in Kingston. Flesh and Blood Productions, a theatre company dedicated to “the development of the queer voice and production of queer performance art,” brings the witty, insightful, and revealing Straight to the Baby Grand Theatre for three days only.

The play features three characters; Ben, Emily and Chris. Ben is a 26-year-old investment banker. Ben likes beer, sports and Emily… and Chris. Straight is a provocative new play that deals with fidelity, sexuality and identity in “post-equality” America. Funny, sad, sexy and surprising, this three-character drama takes a hard look at the moral complex of a generation that prides itself on the pretense of acceptance. Don’t miss your chance to see a love triangle enmeshed in sexuality, and challenging ambivalence

Straight will have four showings at the Baby Grand:

  • Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019 at 7:30p.m
  • Friday, Mar. 22, 2019 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, Mar. 23 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are still available through the Grand Theatre online, and at the Grand Theatre Box Office (218 Princess Street). Tickets are $18 (plus HST and handling fee), or $14 (plus HST and handling fee) for students.

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