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Gay marriage examined in Boca dramedy

The topic could not be more timely.

Same-sex marriage is at the center of "Daniel's Husband," a dramedy by local playwright Michael McKeever ("Clark Gable Slept Here," "Moscow," "Stuff").

Roughly a week after marriage equality goes in effect in Florida, "Daniel's Husband" will get a staged reading Monday, Jan. 12 as part of the "Jan McArt's New Play Reading Series" at Lynn University in Boca Raton.

According to a press release, the play deals with the ramifications of contemporary gay couple not getting officially married, exploring the consequences of accepting the limitations defined by society and the results of not demanding the rights due to every human being.

Directed by Andy Rogow, the cast includes Alex Alvarez, Antonio Amadeo, Kristian Kikic, Barbara Bradshaw and Larry Buzzeo.

A full production of this play will be mounted May 28th of this year by Island City Stage, performing at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale, where Rogow is the artistic director.

"It's terrific to be a part of a program like this at Lynn University, that allows us to explore a play before we have to go into rehearsal for our upcoming production," says Rogow.  "And we'll get audience reaction and feedback months in advance of it."

"Daniel's Husband" staged reading will be Monday, Jan. 12 at Lynn University's Wold Performing Arts Center, 3601 N. Military Trail, in Boca Raton.Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10. To order, call 561-237-9000 or go





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