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Patti Issues

LGBTQ • play • solo show • tribute • legacy • parenthood • showbiz • witty
  • Filmed Performance
  • YouTube
  • Free

Ben Rimalower performs his long-running solo play at The Duplex in December 2016. When Ben was eight years old, his father came out of the closet and embarked on a drug-fueled tear that left his family in tatters. Amid the chaos of his young life, Ben found comfort - like so many gay boys before him and after - in musical theater, and specifically in the transportive voice of Broadway star Patti LuPone. Patti Issues marks Rimalower's debut as a playwright and performer, after serving as the director of numerous off-Broadway plays, concerts, and all-star benefits. With a mix of comic irreverence, stark candor and show-biz bravado, Patti Issues poignantly explores the challenges facing LGBT parents and children while shining unique light on gay men's time-old obsessions with divas.

  • Duration
    1 hour 3 minutes

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