Monday, October 09, 2006

Wichita, Kansas, opens new gay-themed theatre Wednesday

Applause to the new Ampersand Theatre group for both existing and for launching its first play, "The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me."

The Wichita Eagle reports that the comic and dramatic monologue opens Wednesday to celebrate national Coming Out Day, and runs through Oct. 22. The work is about growing up gay in America and stars Brad Thomison, who debuted at the Wichita Community Theatre last spring.

The play premiered off-Broadway in 1993.

All performances will be in the 100-seat Fellowship Hall of the First Metropolitan Community Church, 156 S. Kansas in Wichita.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and runs Wednesday-Saturday; 8 p.m. Oct. 19-21 and starts at 2 p.m. on Oct. 22. Tickets are $12, $10 students. Call 316-681-1151. Free opening night for students in GSA.

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