Love, Marriage and the U.S.Senate

The true story of Ed Reggi and Scott Emanuel’s bus journey to Iowa to be legally wed frames a series of sketches that address the ins and outs of gay marriage. Some sketches are slight to the point of inconsequence -- Leviticus Limbo is funny, but doesn’t go anywhere worth the trip -- while others, such as Troy Turnipseed’s portrayal of the widower of a St. Louis police officer, speak eloquently and poignantly to what homosexuals suffer when they don’t have legal standing as a spouse. Dieta Pepsi (Leon Braxton) makes for an eminently charming guide through the evening, and Carl Overly steals the show with his note-perfect Beyoncé. Presented by St. Louis Actors Studio and That Uppity Theatre Company at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (June 10 through 20) at the Regional Arts Commission (6128 Delmar Boulevard; 314-458-2978 or www.stlas.org). Tickets are $18 to $25.
June 18-20, 2010

 
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