Being gay in Hollywood has always been seen as an easy way to ruin a career and as a result, rumours abound as to the real sexuality of some of it’s biggest stars. This January, Stage One Theatre explores this theme in the Vancouver premiere of the Tony Award winning comedy The Little Dog Laughed.
Written by Douglas Carter Beane, author of As Bees in Honey Drown, the musical stage version of Xanadu and screenwriter of To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, The Little Dog Laughed follows the adventures of Mitchell Green, a movie star who could hit it big if it weren’t for two things: what his agent Diane refers to as a “slight recurring case of homosexuality” and her inability to keep him in the closet.
Trying to help him navigate Hollywood’s choppy waters, the devilish Diane does all she can to keep Mitchell away from the cute rent-boy Alex who’s caught his eye and to keep the truth, literally, from coming out.
Directed by William Fraser, and featuring Michael Coen Chase (Mitchell), Sarah Ann Chisholm (Diane), Laura Cairn (Ellen), and Julian LeBlanc as Alex, The Little Dog Laughed opens on January 7th through January 16th, 2010.
The Little Dog Laughed
7 – 16 January 2010 (Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm)
Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Tickets are $18 – $20 available through Tickets Tonight or by calling 604.684-2787. Visit www.stageoneinfo.com for more information. The show carries a warning of adult themes, sexuality, and male nudity.