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Friday, November 16, 2012

Past and present in The Pride

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM

From in the closet to outta the closet! In The Pride, British playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell rolls with the changing times of homosexual life in England before and after the liberating '60s swept the nation. The production - which debuted in London in 2008 - stars three actors performing parallel stories set 50 years apart: 1958 and 2008. In the first half of the production, set in the homophobic '50s, tensions rise along with a married man's interest in a guy his wife is working with.

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The second half fast-forwards to the 21st century, where an openly gay man struggles for a monogamous relations hip with his swinging lover who is unwilling to settle down. Repression to freedom, love to lust - it would seem that in The Pride, viewers are at odds for seeing a happily-ever-after that exists outside of self-acceptance alone. $5-$10. Nov. 16-17, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 18, 2 p.m. Davidson College, 102 N. Main St. 704-894-2135. www3.davidson.edu.

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