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Staged Benefit Reading

Pure Glitter

A new play for the Gays

by Douglas Lyons
Directed by Lamar Perry

Two Performances Only:
Saturday, July 13th at 7pm
Sunday, July 14th at 2pm
on our mainstage
Tickets start at $30
Premium Seating: $35 
photo features a rainbow explosion and glitter falling in various colors of the rainbow. Blue glitter text reads Pure Glitter, blue date box reads July 13 -14, a new play for the gays, written by douglas lyons and directed by lamar perry

About the Show

Stan throws his partner, Tony, a surprise party for their 10th wedding anniversary and all are invited. Well, some actually aren’t, but still end up in the room. As exes collide and cocktails fly, this celebratory evening asks one tight group of gays to put their true cards on the table. Pure Glitter is a slice of life comedy dedicated to those we call our chosen family.


The Pure Glitter Creative Team

The Cast of Pure Glitter

Show Details

Douglas Lyons is a multi-hyphenate artist. As a writer, he earned a GLAAD nomination for his Broadway playwriting debut, Chicken and Biscuits, which was the 2nd most produced play in America in 2022-23. Douglas served as a writer on both seasons of Apple TV’s Emmy award winning series Fraggle Rock. His Broadway acting credits include the Book of Mormon, plus the Original Casts of Beautiful and the Tony award winning Broadway revival of Parade. Tour credits include Rent, Dreamgirls and Book of Mormon. As a composer-lyricist, his music and lyrics have been featured on Nickelodeon, BET Plus, Apple TV, CBS’s Sunday Morning Show, and more. His musicals include Polkadots (Off Broadway Alliance Winner Best Family Show, Atlantic Theater Company), Beau (Adirondack Theatre Festival), Breathe (Audible), The Moon and The Sea (Constellation Stage) and the world premiere of Five Points (Theater Latté Da). He is currently developing television with Gabrielle Union’s I’ll Have Another,  Sky Dance and Ryan Reynolds’ Maximum Effort. His upcoming projects include: The world premiere of Table 17 at MCC, as well as the film adaptation of Big River. With composing partner Ethan D. Pakchar, Douglas is a 2020 Jonathan Larson Grant finalist. 

Lamar Perry is a Queer Black director, producer and educator originally from Connecticut. In addition to working as a freelance director, he currently serves as an assistant professor of graduate directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Perry formerly served as associate producer at Tony-award winning The Old Globe. He recently made history alongside Detroit Public Theatre directing “Mud Row” as the inaugural production in their new permanent home. Recent directing credits include “Animals Out of Paper” (Chautauqua Theatre Company), the off-Broadway world-premiere of New York Times Critics Pick …What The End Will Be (Roundabout/Associate Director), What Lies Beneath (UC San Diego), Run/Fire by Aurin Squire (Cygnet Theater/Finish Line Commission), the off-Broadway world-premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Hot Wing King (signature/assistant director), and In Sickness & In Health by Dea Hurston as a part of An Evening with the San Diego Black Artist Collective featured in The Old Globe’s Powers New Voices Festival.

Perry is a member of Roundabout’s Leon Levy Director’s Group, cohort II, and is the creator, writer, producer and co-host of both of The Old Globe’s podcasts, Cocktails with the Canon and Gather Round! Perry has developed, directed or assisted on work at Diversionary Theatre/Spark Festival, UC San Diego’s Wagner’s New Play Festival, The O’Neill, Chautauqua Theater Company, San Diego Repertory Theater, National Alliance for Musical Theater, The Juilliard School, The Classical Theatre of Harlem and St. John’s University.

Stan Andy Acosta 
Rance Marlon Meikle 
Dwight Ulises Aguirre
Blair Michael Cusimano 
Niko Sebastian Montenegro 
Tony Allen Lucky Weaver 

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