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Abraham Lincoln’s Big, Gay Dance Party  | Open: 07/27/10 Close: 09/05/10
BlueRare Productions has announced the cast and creative team for its Off-Broadway premiere of the probing and politically-charged mash-up comedy, Abraham Lincoln’s Big, Gay Dance Party, by Aaron Loeb.  The seven-member cast will feature Arnie Burton (The Temperamentals, 39 Steps), Stephanie Pope Caffey (Chicago, Smokey Joe's Cafe) and Robert Hogan (A Few Good Men, HBO's "The Wire") and include Lisa Birnbaum, Ted Koch, Pippa Pearthree and Ben Roberts.  

The six-week limited engagement, directed by Chris Smith (former Artistic Director of SF's Magic Theatre) with choreography by Vince Pesce (Associate Choreographer to Kathleen Marshall on Tony-winners Pajama Game and Wonderful Town), will begin performances on July 27 at Theatre Row’s Acorn Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, NYC), with opening night set for August 11. The creative team also includes Bill English (scenic design), Jeff Croiter and Grant Yeager (lighting design) and Rebecca Lustig (costume design).

In Abraham Lincoln’s Big, Gay Dance Party, a fourth-grade Christmas pageant in Lincoln’s rural Illinois hometown sets off a firestorm of controversy when it calls into question Honest Abe’s sexuality.  A thought-provoking, laugh-out-loud funny, and uniquely American story unfolds, offering surprises at every turn.  Each of the three acts lets the audience see the story from a different character’s viewpoint – and at each performance the audience decides in which order the acts are performed, creating a Rubik’s Cube-like theatrical event.  A truly democratic theatergoing experience! 

What could be more American than that?

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