Bright Colors and Bold Patterns OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

Photo: Sara Krulwich
  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    December 19, 2016
    Closing:
    December 30, 2016

    Theater: Barrow Street Theatre / 27 Barrow Street, New York, NY, 10014

    Synopsis: 

    Dwayne and Mack are about to get married in Palm Springs on a lovely Saturday afternoon. However, the night before becomes a drunken, drug-fueled scream riot, because their friend Gerry has arrived, furious that their invitation says "please refrain from wearing bright colors or bold patterns". In the struggle for equality, what do we really want? What do we lose?
    And is there any cocaine left?

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Bright Colors and Bold Patterns

    The Wedding Guest as Hot Mess in ‘Bright Colors and Bold Patterns’

    Charles Isherwood

    December 19, 2016: Gerry, the madly chattering fellow who’s the sole character in Drew Droege’s hilarious show “Bright Colors and Bold Patterns” is either your ideal wedding guest or your worst-nightmare wedding guest. On the plus side, he’s so outgoing he can start an animated conversation with a chaise longue. Then again, that unloosed tongue has a way of straying beyond bitchy gossip, the lingua franca of his gay world, into more bitter territory. Not long after he’s arrived in Palm Springs, Calif., for a friend’s wedding, he’s confiding to the first two guests he meets — his ex Dwayne and Dwayne’s younger boyfriend, Mack (who remain unseen) — that the man their friend is marrying has all the personality of an ottoman. And that’s one of the kinder things he has to say. As played with devastatingly funny panache by Mr. Droege himself, Gerry would probably be overwhelming in real life. He’d greet you effusively with a bear hug and seconds later “read you to filth,” as the (gay) saying goes. But at a safe distance onstage, he’s a delight — a slightly exhausting one (10 minutes less would be more), but still a delight.

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