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Queer in the U.S.A.
a One Man Show
CATEGORY : COMEDY DRAMA
by Manuel Simons

COMPANY : Professional Tour
VENUE : Touring Atlanta Area
ID# 3746

SHOWING : Unknown - Unknown

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

The Faux-Real Theatre Company presents
a tale of longing, exploration, and revelation

QUEER IN THE U.S.A.

A New Play Written and Performed by Manuel Simons
Directed by Chrissy Moore

A teenage boy obsessed with Bruce Springsteen journeys to NYC, where lovers, rockers, and gypsies challenge him to live out loud.

In this one-man show, 8 colorful characters inhabit a poignant and provocative story about becoming your own idol.

"A MUST SEE!" -- Cincinnati Magazine

"A GIFTED PERFORMER SPINNING AN INVENTIVE, SOULFUL, AND WELL-CRAFTED STORY" -- FringeBeat

"LOVED IT...FIRST CLASS" -- The New York Times, on Faux-Real's productions


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Queer in the U.S.A.
by theaterwriter
Monday, June 21, 2010
5.0
Review by Tebbe Farrell

Manuel Simons has created a show about discovering your identity and hungering to find your dream. It starts with a fourteen year old boy full of rock and roll worship for Bruce Springsteen. Johnnyís journey begins in Freehold, New Jersey, in a high school glee club where he is taunted and physically brutalized for being different. Simons embodies a world of vivid characters that break your heart and make you laugh. That is why this show grips the audience because you canít wait to see what happens next. You actually forget itís a one man show. Heís that good.

Escaping to New York City, Johnny tries his luck at singing, his first love, traveling to all the Springsteen haunts. He runs into a world full of characters from a Roma gypsy that lives in another woman to a hilarious, jaded, gay, macho British rock star, ďabrasiveĒ as he describes himself, yet touched by Johnnyís friendship. The kid hits the Big Apple full force with all his vulnerability, hope, and teenage confusion, and comes out singing. This is a tale of longing, exploration, and lifeís strange beauty. A well written, masterfully acted show. See this one.

Tebbe Farrell, is a freelance writer covering music and performance nationwide.
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That's nice... by bellsplayer
That's nice, but when and where is this playing?
From Producer by theaterwriter
"Queer in the U.S.A." is currently on tour nationwide and coming to Atlanta, winter 2010. We're confirming venue and dates, so stay tuned for more information this fall. Many thanks!
hmmm... by RoadRunner
A review of a production that hasn't happened in Atlanta yet, with no confirmed venue or dates, with the producer listed simply as "Professional Tour".
Well. There's certainly nothing the least bit odd about that.


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