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A Play Date! “Significant Other” and an Open Bar
March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
We all need a Play Date now and then! Join sponsors David Richardson, Hunter Rittenberry and Baker Gross as they open the entire Playhouse on the Square Theater to our Friends For Life supporters …for a very special benefit!
Critically-acclaimed play “Significant Other” by Josh Harmon is coming to Memphis, and this is your chance to not only see the award-winning show, but also enjoy a complimentary wine and liquor bar at a pre-show reception, throughout intermission, and at a post-show sendoff as well.
All proceeds from tickets sales benefits FFL programs and services. The open bar is included in all Deluxe and Premium ticket levels. Seats at these levels can be chosen or assigned the night of the play.
Debuting on Broadway in 2017, the play concerns the lives of four friends in their late 20s and their search for relationships in 21st century New York City. Jordan is gay and single, and finding Mr. Right is much easier said than done. While surrounding himself with his close group of girlfriends, it comes to pass that the only thing harder than looking for love is supporting the loved ones around him. Through the play, the audience also meets Jordan’s grandmother, coworkers, potential lovers, and his friends’ future husbands.
Playwright Joshua Harmon explains the premise: How do you make life work for yourself when you feel that you’re not living the life you’re supposed to be living … or want to be living? And how do you deal with that when the changes that you need to make are in some ways outside of your control?
New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood calls the play “entirely delightful, richly funny and heart-stirring.”
Chicago Tribune critic Chris Jones writes, “Significant Other is both a good night out … a show ideal for a Friday night with pals after a few drinks … and a quite sophisticated exploration of the complex and changing dynamic between gay men and the women who love them.” We hope you will join us!