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MICHAEL KEARNS & DAVE TRUDELL – Two Pieces of Work
May 18 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm$15.00 - $20.00
Two Pieces of Work, featuring two separate self-written solo pieces by Michael Kearns and Dave Trudell, dissects the queer male psyche with determined fearlessness and an unleashed sense of fun and romance shared by both of the performer-writers. While Kearns and Trudell have been theatrically linked for more than twenty-five years, they have rarely shared the same stage but Two Pieces of Work finds them in their own back-to-back premiers.
Kearns’ work follows a tradition he began at Highways the year that it opened (intimacies, one of the first outings to explore HIV/AIDS from an inclusive lens) so it’s fitting the he will premiere “MENoir, Has Anyone Seen My Libido?” In which the award-winning solo performer tracks the emotional, physical, sexual, and perhaps spiritual aftermath of radiation treatment he underwent for prostate cancer treatment in 2017.
Trudell’s “One of These Daves (Is Someone Like You)” takes the temperature of the current Administration with his trademark zaniness mixed with intelligence and biting awareness while always adhering to the Seventies battlecry that the “personal is political.” And the Dave he most prevalently presents is the one who is transitioning from boy to man, posing the question at his critical juncture in American GLBTQ politics: What are the responsibilities of a gay man other than having a good haircut and good Grindr profile?