Inspired by a true case of discrimination against a gay couple at a hospital, “A DANCE for RYLIE” explores issues of intimacy, illness and equality. The work focuses on the relationship between the affable Rylie, who has just suffered a tumultuous breakup and Matthew, a hopeless romantic. Though Rylie initially fights it, they fall in love and ultimately commit their lives to one another. But as Rylie’s health declines, the hospital staff restricts Matthew to the lobby during what could be his partner’s last moments.
“A DANCE for RYLIE” is told via a pop/jazz inspired score written by Mr. Davis. The creative team hopes to advance consciousness around HIV/AIDS and equality.
The cast features Philip Deyesso, Adam Ryan Tackett, Kimberly Michelle Thomas & Valerie Lemon.
About the Company: THE PLANET CONNECTIONS THEATRE FESTIVITY
THE PLANET CONNECTIONS THEATRE FESTIVITYis New York’s premiere eco-friendly theatre festival. Fostering a diverse cross-section of performances, the festival seeks to inspire artists and audiences both creatively and fundamentally, in a festive atmosphere. At the heart of the festivity are like-minded individuals striving to create professional, meaningful theatre, while supporting organizations, which give back to the community at large.