Tuesday, May 12, 2015

UNMarried in America
Vintage Theatre: 5/8 – 6/21
     “UNMarried in America” is a deeply moving play.
     K.D. Carlson’s play deals with a reporter for the courts who is doing the transcription work for the 2010 Trial for California’s Prop 8 that ruled that same-sex marriages were unconstitutional.

                          Left to right: Kelly Uhlenhopp and Missy Moore

     Three stories are intertwined in the play that involve a gay male couple, a lesbian couple and a high school student coming to terms with his sexual orientation. Juxtaposing the narratives of these couples with the backdrop of the straight relationship of the court reporter and her boy friend makes for a thought-provoking evening.
      Wendy S. Moore’s sensitive direction has paced the play in such a way that the evening flies by. She elicits fine performances from this very versatile cast. Moore has also designed the set for the show in such a way as to create the feeling that we as audience are judge and jury to the proceedings.
     Christian Munck infuses his character with a light-hearted charm and confidence.  Missy Moore is powerful as a wife who discovers that her life is not what she expected it to be. Jeff Jesmer and Kelly Uhlenhopp deliver top-notch portrayals as well. Zack Nick plays the young gay student with a quiet naturalness.

                                      Left to right: Christian Munck and Zack Nick

    The story of what happened with Prop 8 is not presented from the point of view of the authorities but through that of the same sex couples who crave the right to marry: a privilege so taken for granted in mainstream America.
    Madison Kuebler’s sound design and Alexis K. Bond’s lighting add immeasurably to the proceedings.
    Timely and provocative, Carlson’s play does not disappoint.

Vintage Theatre presents
“UNMarried in America”
The case for love is now in session.
May 8 - June 21
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.; Sun at 2:30 p.m.; Thurs., June 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., June 20 at 2:30 p.m.
$28 ($24 advance) 
303-856-7830 or online at www.vintagetheatre.org
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010Marlowe's Musings

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