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Michael Urie to Direct World-Premiere Comedy Silver Foxes in Dallas

The new play is a ”Golden Girls” for gay seniors.

Michael Urie
Michael Urie
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Stage, television, and film actor Michael Urie (Ugly Betty, Torch Song) will direct the world premiere of Silver Foxes, a new comedy debuting at Uptown Players in Urie's hometown of Dallas, Texas. The show will run March 2-12.

Silver Foxes is written by James Berg and Stan Zimmerman, a television writing team best known for their work on The Golden Girls and Roseanne. Inspired by Gen Silent, a 2010 documentary about LGBT seniors, the play follows "an ensemble of queer men who rescue their best friend from a homophobic assisted living facility. The three older men plus their buddy's younger Twink lover navigate stray cats, online hook-up sites, and the real estate-ravenous lesbian couple next door to become a fabulous de facto family in an iconic mid-century Palm Springs house."

The cast of Silver Foxes will feature B.J. Cleveland, Leslie Collins, Edson Montenegro, Jon Morehouse, and Robert Victorino San Juan.

The creative team includes scenic designer Kevin Brown, lighting designer Amanda West, properties designer Jane Quetin, hair/makeup designer Michael B. Moore, sound designer Elena Martin, and costume designers Suzi Cranford and Breianna Barrington. Lexi
Salmon serves as stage manager.