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Gently Down the Stream

Dec 3, 2021 - Jan 9, 2022

By Martin Sherman

West Coast Premiere

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Beau has spent decades of his life trying to blend into a world that told him to be invisible. Enter Rufus, who lives his life openly and becomes fascinated with the much older Beau. When these two very different men fall into a whirlwind affair, they’re left to navigate a relationship neither expect, but both depend on. Spanning over a decade, Gently Down the Stream is a bittersweet, brilliantly funny romance about being a gay man in the 21st century and finding love along the way.


By Martin Sherman

Directed by Arturo Catricala

West Coast Premiere

Playing Dec 3, 2021-Jan 9, 2022


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“Tender, funny and unconventional romance” - Variety


“Rich in moments of pathos and humor” - Hollywood Reporter

“It’s a triumph” - Stage Review UK


“A deeply felt gem” - The Arts Desk


“Epic sweep of LGBT history” - The Daily Beast




Pulitzer Prize-nominee for Bent

Tony Award-nominee for Best Play for Bent and Best Book of a Musical for The Boy from Oz

Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play for Rose


Season Producers: Norman Abramson, Michael Golden & Michael Levy, Robert Holgate, Lowell Kimble, Ted Tucker

Executive Producers: Gary Demyen & Les Partridge, William Gregory, Jorge R. Hernández & Ron Jenkins, David E. Meders

Producers: Andy Leas & Bong Villa-Leas, Jeff Malloy & Dean Shibuya, Ken Prag & Steve Collins

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