He’s here, he’s queer… now what?
A smash hit at the 2012 and 2014 GayFest, Always the Bridesmaid returns with all new material that takes on marriage, equality and the next best thing.
In an 80-minute solo play that is by-turns side-splitting and searing, stand-up dramedian R. Eric Thomas (The Moth, RISK!) constructs a romcom for a new age, stopping along the way to tell hilarious tales of dating disasters, crises of faith and massive consumption of wedding cake.
“At just under an hour and a half, Always The Bridesmaid accomplished a combination of depth and entertainment that many performers strive for their entire careers.” — Edge on the Net
“But what could have been flip, cutesy and corny was anything but. It’s a show that preaches the power of recalibrating expectations of ourselves and admits that, like Carrie Bradshaw’s assistant Louise (Jennifer Hudson) says in the Sex and the City movie, he’s here for everything that L-O-V-E promises.” — Bill Chenevert, Philadelphia Weekly (read the full review here)
Written and performed by R. Eric Thomas
Directed by Jarrod Markman
Dramaturgy by Rebecca Adelsheim
Sound Design by Patrick Lamborn
TWO NIGHTS ONLY!
October 7 & 12, 2014
EVERY WEDNESDAY – The Last Laugh
For the next 10 weeks I’m hosting Tabu’s first stand-up comedy competition. 16 comedians vie for the title of Funniest in the Gayborhood, a $1000 cash prize and their own show! 10pm, Tabu Sports Bar and Lounge
I’m moderating a panel discussion with diverse group of young queer people for whom spirituality is a core part of their identity and life journey. You’ll hear from story tellers of various faith perspectives and backgrounds about why spirituality is relevant in their lives as young queer people, and how they’ve stayed resilient and faithful against the odds. 6:30pm, William Way Center
August 29th - Justify Your Love: A Comedy Game Show
I’m defending my love of Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Getting Back Together” against a snarky panel of judges and an audience jury. I expected it to be a fierce battle, but I watch The Good Wife so I am well-equipped for courtroom hijinks and I fully intend to emerge victorious. 7pm, Shubin Theater