The 21st century is twelve years old now, but most of the time those years feel like mere weeks. So much change, so quickly. How does a playwright register the warp-speed velocity of the zeitgeist within his own work? Paul Rudnick accomplishes this task using the dependable vehicle of comedy in The New Century
. The play is comprised of several vignettes, each of which charts issues of inclusion and tolerance within the greater LGBT community in this particularly challenging -- but promising -- age. The New Century
opens tonight, May 10, at the Center of Creative Arts (524 Trinity Avenue, University City; 314-725-6555 or www.cocastl.org
) with an 8 p.m. performance. The production runs through May 20, and tickets are $15 to $30.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: May 10. Continues through May 20, 2012