- Filmed Performance
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.
- Duration1 hour 3 minutes