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“Shorts Gone Wild” Is Rainbow Of Gay-Themed Plays For Everyone

Friends Larry Buzzeo, Christina Groom and Niki Fridh spar over one-upsmanship in one of the plays in Shorts Gone Wild 3 (Photos by Andy Rogow)

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, for  SouthFloridaReporter.com, Aug 21, 2015 – Since Undershorts began as an adjunct to Summer Shorts in 2008, City Theatre’s adults-only evening that morphed into Shorts Gone Wild has grown from blue material to red, green, yellow, purple – the entire rainbow flag.

If the thematic focus has tightened with the addition of co-producer Island City Stage, the material and performances have markedly improved year after year until the eight short plays in this edition, Shorts Gone Wild 3, are almost completely gay-centric while setting a high-water mark in the series’ quality.

Unrestrained laughter and some moistened tear ducts typify the audience reaction to most of these plays that examine 21stCentury life for LGBTQ citizens in an evolving society where gay marriage is finally recognized by the Supreme Court. But these tales should resonate with people of any sexual identity because the underlying issues dig into how all human beings cope with each other.

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