ted haggard monologues

Here’s another one that looks kinda interesting:

(from the press release)


A fictional retelling of the Ted Haggard scandal

New York, NY — Collective: Unconscious presents the winner of Artistic Excellence Prize at its Undergroundzero Festival: THE TED HAGGARD MONOLOGUES, January 17 through February 9, 2008. Directed by the Michael Rau , the production stars writer/performer Michael Yates Crowley, accompanied by The Gospel of Sexual Liberation Singers (Christina Aranda, Betsey Boutelle, Naomi Ekperigin, Andy Lindberg and Alkis Sarantinos ). The press opening is Saturday, January 19 at 8pm.


Based loosely on the scandal surrounding megachurch pastor Ted Haggard and former male escort Mike Jones, THE TED HAGGARD MONOLOGUES is the newest play by Michael Yates Crowley. With the help of The Gospel of Sexual Liberation Singers, Crowley presents a series of sermons and monologues by characters—both real and fictional—involved in the saga. As the scandal deepens and the allegations grow more wild, the family is forced to confront their own buried desires. In language inspired as much by Madonna’s lyrics and Rilke’s poetry as the Bible, they confess themselves and pray for forgiveness, vengeance, or simply a boyfriend. The result is hilarious and ultimately triumphant—as one family member says, “Want is simple, and I understand it, and I think that makes it American, and I know it is right.”

LOCATION: Collective: Unconscious, 279 Church Street south of White Street, in Tribeca. Take the 1 to Franklin or the A,C,E,N,Q,R,W to Canal.

SCHEDULE: Opening at 8pm on January 19; then Fridays at 10pm and Saturdays at 8pm through February 9. The Saturday, February 9 show will be at 10pm.

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