Circuitry

by  Andrew Barrett

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m

"This bittersweet story of the mid-'90s circuit-party scene, which follows three young gay men as they initially indulge their senses but eventually deal with reality, is engrossing and compelling." - Backstage
"Something intelligent, …

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    4m
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    90 minutes
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Circuitry is an outrageously funny, unapologetic ninety-minute play that takes us on a year long whirlwind global trip through the exclusive world of the Circuit Party. It is part realism and part absurdism and totally fabulous as it follows one gay New Yorker's quest for love through this seductive world in 1996. As HIV/AIDS remains a major part of the gay community worldwide, Circuitry takes a glimpse backwards to question the state of a large group of gay men today. Formerly titled "Rainy Days and Mondays."
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Reviews

"This bittersweet story of the mid-'90s circuit-party scene, which follows three young gay men as they initially indulge their senses but eventually deal with reality, is engrossing and compelling." - Backstage

"Something intelligent, Rainy Days and Mondays, is a drama from emerging scribe Andrew Barrett. With graphic detail, the play confronts unpleasant truths about the drug-addled world of gay circuit parties." - Variety

"Much to my astonishment, the mirror proffered by this buoyant drama soon begins to crack, challenging us to consider much more. The startlingly insightful Rainy Days and Mondays is about celebrating life, sharing love, the magic of music, and, of course, the limits of hedonism." - Gay City News

"It is thought-provoking and shakes you up a bit - and I don't mean the dance music heard before the show and during and between scenes. The forecast for Rainy Days and Mondays should be pretty bright." - Edge Publications

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

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  • Time Period: 1990s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Brian's bedroom in New York City and hotel rooms on the Circuit between 1994 and 1996.
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music

Casting

4m

BRIAN - 27, a curiosity, trying to find his place in it all

LENNY - 30, a very masculine yet eccentric black southerner now living in New York

DAVID - 28, the statue of David come to live

PAUL - fovever 22, Brian's first boyfriend

THE MUSIC - though not a physical person on stage, an integral character intimately related to other characters. Do no ignore the importance of the music and its rhythm.

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  • All Male

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Authors

Andrew Barrett

Andrew Barrett

New York International Fringe Festival and Encore Series in 2006

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