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Ronnie Larsen is an actor-director-playwright-producer whose work has been seen in every major city in America, as well as in Canada, Australia, Italy and London. Twelve of his plays have been produced and five have been seen Off-Broadway in New York City. He has also made a documentary that had theatrical runs at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, Cinema Village in New York City and the Laemmle 5 in Los Angeles as well as showings at numerous film festivals in America, England and the Berlin Film Festival. Welcome to RonnieLarsen.com
 

Projects Created by Ronnie Larsen

 Projects Produced by Ronnie Larsen

A Gay Marriage

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The Cast of A Gay Marriage

Meet the Cast

 Tom Andrew

 
JACK (Jack) is happy to make his Ronnie Larson debut with A Gay Marriage.  NATIONAL TOURS: Titanic (Murdoch), The Music Man (Quartet).  REGIONAL CREDITS: MA/RI: Guys and Dolls-Sky Masterson and Laughter on the 23rd Floor-Brian Doyle (Ocean State Theatre Co.), 9 to 5-Dick (TBTS), Titanic-Murdoch (Foothills), CA: Chicago-Billy Flynn (Ion), It’s A Wonderful Life*-George Bailey (Cygnet and Sierra Repertory), Into The Woods-The Baker (Starlight), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels-Freddy (Mira Costa), Everything I Needed to Know I Learned from Brian Mackey-Tom, Night Sky*-Daniel (Mo’olelo), Terra Nova*-Robert Scott (Inukshuk) * San Diego Craig Noel Critic Circle Award.
Thanks to Ronnie Larson, Michael Lundy, J. Marcus Nueman, Sherri Allen, Patricia Elmore Costa and Dylan and Linda Murray.
  

Sherri Allen

Sherri Allen (Karen) Recent credits include Blithe Spirit at Moonlight Stages and Lost in Yonkers at Oceanside Theatre Company. Sherri currently teaches Improvisational Acting and the Golden Age of Radio at MiraCosta College. Her training includes a B.A. in Drama from SDSU and graduate work at Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. Sherri is thrilled to be working with writer/director and old pal Ronnie Larsen, whom she met 26 years ago while doing a semester abroad in London. Pip, pip, cheerio. www.sherriallen.net

Michael Lundy

 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! 

J. Marcus Newman

 

J. Marcus Newman (Morty) is an actor, director, coach, playwright, producer and long-time resident of San Diego who appeared in Diversionary Theatre’s first production, Lunch and Dessert (as Marc Dobkin), directed by Founding Artistic Director Thom Vegh.  In recent years his theatre work has been focused on writing and directing new plays both for full production and as part of new play festivals. In addition to acting in staged readings, Marcus has performed roles at the Welk Resort Theatre, the Bucks County Playhouse, Odyssey Theatre, the Globe Playhouse and Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles as well as in several film and television projects.  He is a proud graduate of CalArts and the “Fame(d)” High School of Music and Art. In the LGBTQ community, Marcus’ four decades of activism includes HIV/AIDS education & outreach, peer counseling, suicide hotline training, group facilitation and as a featured columnist and photographer for several San Diego gay publications.  Long time San Diego residents may remember him as Nonnie Vishner … interesting story. 

Patricia Elmore Costa

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.

About the Play

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.

Reviews

"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

 

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