Tuesday, July 14, 2009

‘Bible Belt’ Playwright's Night, a Fundraiser for Eon Youth Lounge, July 18

TUCSON (Observer Update) - Enjoy a night with Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, the playwright of the nationally acclaimed "Talk of the Town" and "The Bible Belt...and other Accessories", director Kevin Johnson, and the young star of the Tucson productions, Ryan DeLuca. Both shows are one-man plays about a teenager in a small Texas town coming out, and were performed in Tucson in recent years.

"Bible Belt, " which won 2008 Arizona Daily Star MAC Award for both Best Comedy and Best Actor will return for limited run in August. "Talk..." and "Bible Belt..." are part of a sequence five plays about the same young man as he matures, and are reflections of the playwright's life. There will be a reception with light refreshments following the talk. Eon have asked Paul to talk about coming out as a teenager, as well as coming out in the theater world. We will also have a performance of a scene from THE BIBLE BELT by Mr. DeLuca as well as a reading from Part Five of the series from the playwright.

This event is a pay-what-you-can event so everyone can enjoy the evening. A portion of proceeds will benefit Wingspan's Youth and Family Programs and takes place, Jul 18, 2009, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave. For more information, contact Kevin Johnson, (520) 270-3332, azonstage@yahoo.com, website: http://www.arizonaonstage.org.

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