Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins

Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

An energy crisis, an unpopular war and the fight for equal rights for gay Americans. Sound familiar? It's 1977, and 15 year-old Horace Poore is trying to make sense of the tumultuous events surrounding him - and the tumultuous events within him, as his sexual awakening is hastened by images of Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz and former pageant queen/orange juice promoter/anti-gay crusader Anita Bryant. Nudging him along his journey to self-awareness are his idiosyncratic parents, his draft dodging brother and his dreamy gym teacher. This lyric comedy is an unconventional look at a young man's coming-of-age set against the cultural flashpoint of the 1970s. Premiered August 2009 by West Coast Ensemble in Los Angeles. "Critic's Choice - A deft west coast premiere…A tickling, touching play and endearing production." - L.A. Times. "Pick of the Week GO! - The title of [the] play suggests a slick, sassy gay comedy, and so it is, but something much more than that, something far richer." - L.A. Weekly.

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