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Angry Fags - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Angry Fags

Topher Payne

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

4m, 3f

ISBN: PMS0000000103

An “uncompromising Oscar Wilde-meets-Fight Club fantasia” about how good ideas go bad, with fascinating forays into American politics, bomb building, and pistachios.

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Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - Several locations around Atlanta, GA.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Bennett is really trying to keep it together right now. He broke up with his boyfriend and moved in with his best friend Cooper. It’s election season, and he’s the speechwriter for Georgia’s only gay state senator, who’s engaged in a bloody campaign against a conservative darling. Then Bennett’s ex is attacked in the parking lot of a gay bar. Bennett and Cooper are informed by a police detective that the assault can’t be classified as a hate crime. Because in Georgia, hate crimes against homosexuals don’t legally exist. Their frustration and fear eventually turns to rage, as they realize that “acceptance” simply isn’t enoughthey’re still living in a society that relegates them to second-class status. They’re not respected. They’re not feared. It’s time for that to change.

An “uncompromising Oscar Wilde-meets-Fight Club fantasia” about how good ideas go bad, with fascinating forays into American politics, bomb building, and pistachios.

REVIEWS 

"Topher Payne's uncompromising Oscar Wilde-meets-Fight Club fantasia." - American Theatre Magazine 

"A must-see... The show addresses serious subject matter in an empathetic and sensetive matter, with a generous helping of relatable humor." - Examiner.com 

"Payne gives us two likeable killer queens whose road to domestiv terrorism is paved with Paula Deen jokes... Witty, dark, and disconcerting." - Out Magazine 

"Undeniably relevant and hard-hitting." - The GA Voice


Angry Fags premiered at 7 Stages in Atlanta, GA in February 2013 under the direction of Justin Anderson.

Characters

CASTING

4m, 3f

BENNETT RIGGS - early 30s
COOPER HARLOW - early 30s
SENATOR ALLISON HAINES - 40s
KIMBERLY PHILLIPS - 30s
ADAM LOWELL - 30s
PEGGY MUSGRAVE - 40s
DETECTIVE PRESTON - 30s-40s
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Reviews
Daniel Guyton 4/5/2016 11:12 PM
I saw this play at 7 Stages in Atlanta, GA, and wow did it bowl me over! Comedy is Topher Payne's milieu, but this one packs a gut punch. The play starts as a buddy comedy, with two gay friends gleefully mocking the society and people around them. Their banter is witty and hilarious. As another reviewer puts it, the wit feels reminiscent of Oscar Wilde's best work. However, after one of their friends is attacked and left critically wounded by a homophobe in a bar, the two friends plan their revenge - not just on homophobic men in a nightclub, but on homophobic politicians and society as a whole. The play manages to maintain its wit, even as the characters delve into some very dark territory, but after one particularly violent act, they realize there is no turning back. The play not only offers great insight into the anger and rage felt by a community that is far too often maligned and marginalized, it also manages to deliver a whopper of a moral that maybe, just maybe, violence isn't the answer. Of course, most of us know that already, but "Angry F-gs" delivers that message in a way that leaves you breathless. This is some of the finest dark comedy I've ever seen.

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