Projects Created by Ronnie Larsen
Projects Produced by Ronnie Larsen
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MICHAEL LUNDY (Brian) Michael is thrilled to be in the cast of Ronnie Larsen's new play here at Diversionary Theatre! He was also seen in Ronnie Larsen's 'Talk Show,' and 'Making Porn' in Denver, Las Vegas, Off-Broadway, and currently here at Diversionary! He has appeared onstage at regional theatres, in commercials and independent films. He recently shot an episode of a new web series called 'Pipe Dreams.' When he's not acting, Michael can be seen around the country talking about Hyundai vehicles at the auto show! Thanks to Ronnie, everyone involved with 'A Gay Marriage' and my friends & family for their love and support. Enjoy the show!
Patricia Elmore Costa (Eileen) is an actor, director, producer, writer, professor and is the founder and Artistic Director of the San Diego Actors Theatre currently celebrating 30 years of providing exciting, provocative, professional theatre and outreach in San Diego. She has performed with the San Diego Repertory Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, and has directed and performed for North Coast Repertory Theatre and Diversionary Theatre. During the last decade she has created site-specific theatre projects at locales which have included a beach, park, amphitheatre, library, restaurant, art museum, and many San Diego art galleries. Most recently she wrote, directed and performed in O’Keeffe & Stieglitz Love Letters based on the letters exchanged between these two iconic visual artists of the twentieth century. Always for Joseph, Matthew and Nicholas.
You meet the love of your life, fight for the right to get married, finally tie the knot and then it's happily ever after, right? A Gay Marriage charts what happens to a gay couple in their 30s after the honeymoon. You'll see parental meddling, power struggles, anger issues and love in the face of adversity. Actor-director-playwright Ronnie Larsen -- with five of his plays produced Off-Broadway in NYC -- brings this new work to San Diego audiences.
"The entire cast is fully engaged, work beautifully as an ensemble and the chemistry brings it home. The intimate scenes between Jack and Brian are heartfelt and the repartee between Morty and Eileen is authentic and credible as are the bonds between family members. It's a great way to appraise your marriage/relationships." Carol Davis. San Diego Critics Circle
"A Gay Marriage is incisive and insightful, providing wisdom and truth as enacted by this fine, committed and impressive ensemble." Charle Baldridge, San Diego Critics Circle
"Larsen has a good feel for recognizable and engaging characters..." Jean Lowerison. SDGLN News
"Sunday evening I saw the prem of Ronnnie Larsen’s "A Gay Marriage" at Diversionary Theatre. Mr. Larsen has his ring finger on the pulse of our changing lives. He embraces his community with this comedy and we return the favor. The cast plays the show for sincerity and solid laughs. It’s a perfect date night show or for those who have never been to the theatre. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention J. Marcus Newman (formerly Nonnie Vishner). Marcus was in the inaugural Diversionary production of Lunch & Dessert in 1986. He brings a gentle world-weary performance to the “straight man” father. He gives A Gay Marriage its moral and comic compass. It is a special joy to see his performance amongst this ensemble work: " Tom Vegh, Founder of Diversionary
"It's nice to have playwright, Ronnie Larsen back again. I saw his plays at the Zephyr Theatre in WeHo in the 90's, as well as the Theatre Rhino in San Francisco and always enjoyed them. This one was a bit tamer then his old shows, but surprising as I did not know which way the story was going to go. My other three guests enjoyed as well. I'm glad they staged this during San Diego Pride as it was a nice night out for me and my partner (both from OC) and two friends who live in San Diego." Goldstar Audience Review
"One of the best and original plays I've ever seen. The story is a good one, what can happened after the wedding of two guys when one is still immature for a relationship. Is very fast paced and the characters are very interesting. Very good play." Goldstar Audience Review