For all you great New Yorkers reading the blog, I've got a great recommendation for theatre but you've got to act quickly. Last night I caught the opening of a three night run for Atta Boy, written by Brian Bauman and directed by Ricardo Bracho. It's a serious, though surprisingly comic and light-hearted one act play that explores issues of sexual orientation, 9-11 and Columbine fetishists and falsely reported hate crimes. It's already sold out for Friday, but get your tickets for Saturday now. Highly recommended from Colby!!!
Not to mention some daddy/son sex that turned me on as much as a hot illustration from Rolando Merida.
ATTA BOY follows Homer, a middle-aged Pakistani-American engineer, and Matthew, a surly teenaged outcast, as they meet for secret rendezvous at a local holiday inn. This is no ordinary affair.
The play is a collage performance, and incorporates original writing with re-appropriated transcripts from contemporary journalism, youtube videos, conservative christian weblogs, torture theory and practice, and popular cultural representations of the Columbine Massacre and the attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City in 2001. ATTA BOY conflates the xenophobia/homophobia in the national responses to these traumatic historical moments, and maps a creepy topography of vulnerable desire.