Standing on Ceremony – The Gay Marriage Play

Two little words,
and suddenly your whole world changes. In this new evening of short plays, nine renowned playwrights offer their unique takes on the moments before, during and after “I do.”
Witty, warm and occasionally wacky, these brand-new plays are vows to the blessings of equality, the universal challenges of relationships and the often hilarious power of love.

– The Revision by Jordan Harrison, an amusing look at how two men might rewrite their vows to more accurately reflect the limited options available to a gay couple.


– This Flight Tonight by Wendy MacLeod, which asks if there is any hope for happiness when a lesbian marriage begins in Iowa.

–  On Facebook by Doug Wright, adapted from an actual Facebook thread chronicling one long fight among friends on the subject of gay marriage.

– White Marriage by Jeffrey Hatcher, in which a wife and husband discuss his “gay” sense of humor.


– This Marriage Is Saved by Joe Keenan, a satiric vignette about a disgraced evangelist and his wife who insist that his extra marital flings has only strengthened their marriage.

– Strange Fruit by Neil LaBute, the story of two men in love whose plans to get married “the old-fashioned way” are stymied when reality rears its ugly head.

– The Gay Agenda
 by Paul Rudnick, a sadly hilarious plea for understanding by an Ohio homemaker and member of Focus on the Family.

 London Mosquitoes by Moisés Kaufman, a poignant story in which a widower tries to make sense of the loss of his long-time lover.

– Pablo and Andrew at the Altar of Words by José Rivera, a moving play about two men who use their marriage vows to “say the things we never really say”.

In support of one of the defining issues of our time, STANDING ON CEREMONY will donate a portion of all ticket sales to marriage-equality causes, including Freedom to Marry.

Preview performances begin Monday, November 7 with an official opening night set for Sunday, November 13, at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, NY, NY).

JUST  SAY   “I  DO”  in the comments section.
One winner will be drawn at random to get 2 tickets for the play!
Say  I DO  before Oct. 31st. Winner will be selected Nov. 1st!

Tickets for the Off Broadway run of Standing on Ceremony, priced from $59.oo to $79.00 (plus a $1.00 theatre facility fee), are now on sale via and will be available at the Minetta Lane box office beginning November 3.  For groups of 10 or more, call 1-800-BROADWAY, ext.2 or visit 

The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday- Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. 

To coincide with its first performance, Standing on Ceremony has joined with Tectonic Theater Project (Moisés Kaufman, Artistic Director; Greg Reiner, Executive Director) for Standing on Ceremony: The National Event, to help take the play’s message across the country (and the globe).


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