PRODUCED BY RONNIE LARSEN
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY DAVID DILLON
The wildly popular comedy depicts a group of gay men getting together for their regular evening of drinks and games. Tonight, the game is a gay version of “Truth or Dare” called "Fact, Fiction, or Fantasy". True life stories are shared, fictional encounters related and fantasies often require the player to remove his clothing. By the end of the evening, everyone is nude and laughing together in a great show of brotherhood. Playwright Dillon says, “PARTY is not about flesh, but celebrates the fact that, as a group, we are positive and honest about our sexuality and free from a lot of the inhibitions and hang ups that exist in other groups."
Andy Herrmann (Production Designer)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
"One of the most uplifting and affirming representations of gay life on any stage ever."
THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Hilariously impassioned ... raucously funny ...a Christmas Card snapshot of a happy extended family."
" ... undeniably clever and entertaining...a lot of fun is had by one and all, including the audience."
BBC RADIO, EASTERN DAILY PRESS, LONDON
"... a crowd pleaser...the laughs grow to explosive proportions." Los Angeles Times
"The funniest play to hit London in the 90s ... I can't recall the last time I heard an audience laugh so loudly and for so long...forget the millennium - this is the real Party of the decade."
LOS ANGELES READER
"I haven't laughed this hard in years, and neither has most of the audience."
" undeniably clever and entertaining...a lot of fun is had by one and all, including the audience."
LOS ANGELES TIMES
"... a crowd pleaser ... the laughs grow to explosive proportions."
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"Party is a romp, a charmer. It manages to charm even when the homoerotic talk turns raucously explicit. It's the moral opposite of Boys in the Band."
NEW YORK NEWSDAY
"Party has more laughs and comely flesh per square foot than the choicest beach blanket on Fire Island."
THEATER WEEK MAGAZINE
" ... more laughs than you can count."
BAY WINDOWS, BOSTON
"Party is an exercise in group affirmation fitted to a 'Friends'-like structure. And the continual waves of laughter and applause that greet its on-stage antics are proof of its success."
CHICAGO RIVER NORTH NEWS
"non-stop laughs from beginning to end ... a new vision of gays that is life-affirming and unapologetic. Besides being warm and witty, with a wonderful celebration of life quality to it, Party is absolutely hysterical."
METRO ARTS WEEKLY, D.C.
" ... the funniest and sexiest show you may ever see...A no-holds-barred gay romp, Party is sometimes romantic, extremely raunchy and fall-out-of-your-seat funny. It's the type of play Neil Simon would be writing if he were gay."