Sleeping With Straight Men - More info coming soon

Sleeping With Straight Men

           by Ronnie Larsen

     Story: Inspired by the Jenny Jones Talk Show murder case.

 

     Script: PDF - Word Document - Web - Excerpt

 

    Length: 90 minutes

 

    Characters:

  • STANLEY, a gay man obsessed with straight men
  • MOM, Stanleys' mom
  • SALLY, Stanleys' friend, a female impersonator
  • LEE, a straight man
  • KAREN, his girlfriend
  • JILL JOHNSON, a talk show host
  • JUDY, a talk show producer
  • BRIAN, a make-up artist

 

     Produced Cities: Chicago (titled The Risk of Being Cruel), Los Angeles (titled Talk Show) , San Francisco (titled Sleeping With Straight Men), Off-Broadway - New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago.

 

     Actor History:

SLEEPING WITH STRAIGHT MEN: NY/OFF-BROADWAY

  • Leila Babson played Mom
  • Joanna Keylock played Judy
  • Hedda Lettuce played Sally
  • Jared Scott played Stanley
  • Mink Stole played Jill Johnson
  • Paul Tena played Brian
  • Aaaron Wimmer played Lee
  • Dia Shepardson played Karen

SLEEPING WITH STRAIGHT MEN: SAN FRANCISCO

  • A.J. Davenport played Mom
  • Nora Ludden played Judy
  • Dan Renzi played Brian
  • Sister Roma played Sally
  • Jared Scott played Stanley
  • Dia Shepardson played Karen
  • Mink Stole played Jill Johnson
  • Aaaron Wimmer played Lee

TALK SHOW: LOS ANGELES

  • Michael Amato played Paul
  • Barry Brisco played Jack
  • Stephanie Bell played Jill Johnson
  • Stephanie Barton played Mom
  • Justin Christopher played Stanley
  • Dan Connelly played Lee (alternating with Frank Krueger)
  • Kerry Ann Cunningham played Karen
  • Frank Krueger played Lee (alternating with Dan Connelly)
  • Michael Lundy played Brian
  • Diane Mizrahi played Judy
  • Tony Trbovich played Roy
  • Toni Marie Davis was the Assistant Director
    Rod Hazzard was the Company Manager

THE RISK OF BEING CRUEL: CHICAGO

  • Mark Appolloni played Joey
  • Ethan Colchamiro played Roy
  • Chris Daftsios played Suzette
  • J. Bixby Elliott played Dolores Alexander
  • Mitch Ellis play Jack Shepard
  • Vanessa Hall played Jill Johnson
  • Joe Kaplan played Lee
  • Rebecca Langguth played Karen

 

     Audio Description: http://ronnielarsen.com/m/sounds/view/Sleeping-With-Straight-Men-Descriptions-mp3

 

     Photos: http://ronnielarsen.com/m/photos/browse/album/Sleeping-With-Straight-Men/owner/admin

 

     Video: There is currently no video. Maybe soon.

 

     Reviews:

 

"Sleeping With Straight Men, having its premiere in the Theatre Rhino Studio, is another successful step by Larsen to reach beyond the reputation of his Making Porn et al. oeuvre. The first step came with A Few Gay Men last year, and this new play reinforces the developing notion that Larsen is a writer and director to be reckoned with."
BAY AREA REPORTER

 

"Torn from the headlines, but a lot more entertaining, "Sleeping With Straight Men" may turn out to be this summer's surprise hit play. The 90-minute romp had the audience at Friday's opening cheering at the end."
SF CHRONICLE

 

"...all characters are granted more depth than one might anticipate at first, and dialogue is quite well honed to deftly reveal contradictory, potentially land-mined personality traits. Sans intermission, well-paced tale has an arrow-like narrative trajectory that gradually becomes less comic and more tragic as it goes on...show should repeat its local success in upcoming remounts."
VARIETY

 

"What distinguishes this production is the real-life familiarity of the
characters’ behavior, even as their circumstances approach burlesque. In addition to his clever way with words, Larsen is a director with an eye for nuance, as well as choreographed episodes, and his jokes often find a second wave of laughter through their staging."
BAY AREA REPORTER

 

 

     Licensing Availability: Available for production, co-production and/or licensing.

 

 

     Contact: RonnieLarsenPresents@gmail.com