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Hamish Linklater, Camryn Manheim, Kathy Najimy, Jason Ritter, Jean Smart et al. to Perform Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays
By: Dan Bacalzo · Dec 1, 2010 · Los Angeles

Jillian Armenante, Richard Gilliland, Hamish Linklater, Camryn Manheim, Kathy Najimy, Jason Ritter and Jean Smart will perform in Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays at Largo at the Coronet on Monday, December 6 at 8pm.

As previously reported, Bruce Vilanch will host the theatrical launch event to benefit the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Equality California.

Standing on Ceremony is comprised of short plays that look at the institution of marriage and relationships, written by Jordan Harrison, Jeffrey Hatcher, Moisés Kaufman, Neil LaBute, Wendy McLeod, Kathy Najimy, José Rivera, Paul Rudnick, and Doug Wright. Conceived and directed by Brian Shnipper, these new provocative plays were created in response to the on-going battle for marriage equality throughout the United States.

At the opening event for the production, Bruce Cohen will provide comments about the first day of the AFER’s case before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the performance will be followed by a reception that will take place in the courtyard at Largo with a special surprise by Vilanch.

Standing on Ceremony will continue the special limited engagement for five consecutive Mondays beginning January 10, 2011. Plays and casting for the remaining run will be announced at a later date.