Love is in the air this Valentine’s weekend as Evolve Theatrics presents its virtual production of “Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays.” The production will be available for online viewing from Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14.
“Standing on Ceremony” consists of nine short theatrical works that highlight the joys and tears of married life and relationships. With a unifying theme of same-sex marriage, this collection of short plays and monologues is the work of several playwrights, who give different perspectives and voices to a universal theme.
“Evolve Theatrics is thrilled to have the opportunity to perform this powerful production,” said Helen Hart, the show’s director. “With this being Valentine’s weekend, we thought a production that celebrates the love between two people would be most appropriate.”
She noted It has only been a little more than five years since the United States Supreme Court made its historic ruling making same-sex marriages legal across the country.
“The plays in this production were written before marriage equality was the law in every state, and the storylines reflect how uncertain the prospect of marriage was for so many people,” she explained. “There are still many steps to take before everyone in our country is treated fairly and equally, but it is important to remember and celebrate milestones like this.”
The production features a cast of 11 actors from the greater Lansing area and beyond. Due to adult language and sexual references, parental guidance is recommended for viewers of “Standing on Ceremony.”
Tickets are $15 each, with only a single ticket needed for households watching the performance on the same device. In keeping with Evolve Theatrics’ commitment to giving back to the community, a portion of the proceeds from this production will be donated to the Salus Center in Lansing. The Salus Center was founded in 2017 to serve Lansing’s LGBTQIA+ communities as a gathering space and information hub.
To purchase tickets, visit http://www.evolvetheatrics.com, click on 20/21 Season and click on the ticket link.