If you’re in the audience for Gay Fantasia, you have two choices: experience it as a viewer or as part of the show. Either way, the original, interactive theater experience will take you through Harvey Milk’s last days and on through the start of the HIV/AIDS crisis.
“It’s late-night theater, à la Charles Busch meets theater of the absurd meets a nightclub,” explains Matthew R. Kerns, creator of Gay Fantasia. Kerns relates the theater-goer’s experience with this play to that of audiences of Sleep No More, an immersive, site-specific work in New York. “I’m trying to play with this new style of theater that says you don’t have to sit in a seat for two hours anymore; you can get up and play with the cast and be a part of the event.”
6287 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO 80302
Gay Fantasia starts at 11 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night at the Nalanda Studio Theatre, 6287 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder. Tickets are $7 general admission, free for seniors and Naropa University students and staff. Selected panels from the Names Project-AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at the theater through April 19. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 303-245-4798 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri., April 12, 11 p.m., 2013