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    Dead Man's Socks

    Modern-day tales of love and melancholia swirl in a fluid, heady concoction of punk rock in "Dead Man's Socks," the newest play by Ma-Yi Theater Company, written and directed by Ralph B. Pena. The play deals frankly with the subject of obsession as four gay men navigate New York's nether world searching for their slippery dreams. Moving freely between the corporate hallways of Wall Street and the red splashed cubicles of sex clubs, "Dead Man's Socks" is a peek into the shifty alternate world of transacted identities and negotiated love. Both Dan and Chester are fans of a pop band and the whole play is, in fact, framed by the reverberations of the NY music scene of 70s and 80s. Dan has had a relationship with Paul for seven years buy is straying out of it. He meets Chester and finds that Chester has been obsessed with him for seven years. Ponzer is obsessed with conspiracy theories; Paul is obsessed with adopting a child and traditional values (Gay Mainstreaming). The lives of four young men collide and intersect in random patterns in a realistic play that breaks new stylistic ground for Ma-Yi Theater Company, which has become well-known to-date for plays about the Filipino-American experience and Pan-Asian texts.

    Dates:  March 6, 2003 - March 23, 2003
    Schedule:  Thurs.-Sat. 10 p.m., Sun. 5:30 p.m.
    Venue:  La Mama Experimental Theater, 74A East 4th St.
    Price:  $15
    Tickets/info:  (212) 475-7710


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