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On January 28 at 2:00 pm, DC theater collective Field Trip Theater will perform a staged reading of Stopgap by Danielle Mohlman at the Cleveland Park Library. Called a “play about same-sex marriage that wasn’t just about equality“, Stopgap:
“…takes place in suburban Chino Hills, California, during the state’s most recent divide — the aftermath of Proposition 8. After being offered a job teaching math at his alma mater, Robert moves from Boston to his white picket fence hometown in California, bringing with him his boyfriend (and later, husband) David. After a glass of wine at a birthday brunch, May, Robert’s childhood best friend, announces that she is going to turkey baste her way into pregnancy; earlier that same day, David tells Robert that he wants to adopt. This dark comedy delves into the lives of six individuals living just on the outskirts of their white picket fence surroundings, trying to find their own definition of family in this hetero-normative community they call ‘home.’” [link]
Field Trip Theater, formed in 2011, is a group of “theatre practitioners who would rather produce and develop new plays than rehash the words of dead white men.” The group’s am is to “cultivat[e] new plays in the workshop and staged reading setting,” and this appears to be their first performance.
Tickets are free, but guests should RSVP for the event at email@example.com.