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Plays Of Wilton! 

A non-profit 501c3 Company

POW! is committed to the development and production of filmed and live LGBT entertainment!  

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Daniel and Mitchell are the perfect couple. Perfect house, perfect friends - even a mother who wants them married. They’d have the perfect wedding, too, except that Mitchell doesn’t believe in gay marriage. A turn of events puts their perfect life in jeopardy, and Mitchell is thrust into a future where even his love may not prove to be enough. Daniel’s Husband is a bold reflection of love, commitment, and family in our perilous new world.

at The Foundry
May 23rd - June 16th
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San Francisco dyke-about-town Chance gets to meet her favorite porn star, Tara Gold. Will Chance's fantasies come true, or will they find themselves on a collision course with Tara's own most personal unfulfilled erotic yearnings? This dark, sexy comedy is as complex as it is hot.

WARNING: Contains nudity and sexual situations!
18 and over only!

at The Foundry
June 20th - 29th
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A man, grief-stricken by the death of his Mother, hires actors to come to his house a few times a week and be his family. But things don’t go quite as he planned.

"The Actors is a comedy about the death of my parents. In the late 90's, when some of my plays experienced a little success Off-Broadway, I earned enough money to bring my parents to New York City and take them to a bunch of Broadway shows. We celebrated our love of theatre together but could not celebrate my plays because the work I was producing was at odds with their conservative Mormon beliefs. So it's ironic to be returning Off-Broadway with a play that features my parents as major characters and that is actually suitable for all audiences. Had they lived they would have been extremely proud to know that I have finally written a play they can bring their friends to. However, had they lived, I would never have written the play."

Ronnie Larsen

Starring:

Ronnie Larsen as Ronnie

Jeni Hacker as Jean

Allen Lewis Rickman as Claire

Gabriell Salgado as Actor Jay

Jason Guy as Real Jay

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410 W. 42nd Street

New York, New York

April 27, 2024

Tickets on sale at

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Two worlds collide in this musical about two men deeply in love in Memphis, Tennessee. A young Orthodox Jewish man and a down home country boy struggle to reconcile their relationship as their communities try to keep them apart by using religion and God as a wedge. Will Duvid leave his Orthodox community and his wife behind? Will Clay reject the bigotry that runs deep in his family? This is the first musical ever to explore these two worlds thru the lens of a gay relationship. From the creators of the hit musicals Now & Then, Come Out! Come Out!, and One More Yesterday comes the world premiere of a brand-new musical, A Shonda.

at The Foundry
Jul 10th - Aug 11th
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Upcoming Projects

Wilton Manors

Wilton Manors

Wilton Manors

Completed Projects

Produced Play - Family Tree

A gorgeous play about a gay son, Gavin, returning home to deal with a complicated family crisis that grows more complicated as long buried family secrets come to light in this taut 90 minute world premiere.

Produced Play - The Dyke and the Porn Star

San Francisco dyke-about-town Chance gets to meet her favorite porn star, Tara Gold. Will Chance's fantasies come true, or will they find themselves on a collision course with Tara's own most personal unfulfilled erotic yearnings? This dark, sexy comedy is as complex as it is hot.

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Produced Play - 108 Waverly

The Setting: 108 Waverly Place,

a 5th floor walkup in Greenwich Village, New York City.

The Time: 1928 and 1998

Two gay couples occupy the same apartment. The two couples never meet as they occupy the same space but seven decades apart. Clancy’s narrative explores love and acceptance in consecutive lifetimes and explores how much has and hasn't changed in attitudes regarding homosexuality in 70 years. The two stories are told in tandem. The first couple is set in the 1920's when moral tolerances of love were much narrower.  The Contemporary couple braves the waters of commitment and responsibility in the carefree cruisy world of the modern gay man.

Produced Play - Clark Gable Slept Here

Hollywood's hiding a lot more in the closet than Tom Ford tuxedos, and megastar agent Jarrod Hilliard's determined to keep it that way. When the corpse of a naked male prostitute is found in his client's hotel room during the Golden Globe Awards, Hilliard and hotel manager Gage Holland are left to sweep things under the rug. Time to call in some favors... But when you work in the make-believe world of movies, everyone's acting, and nothing's what it seems in this hilarious jet-black comedy about what it means to be a "man" in Hollywood.

Produced Play - Last Summer at Bluefish Cove

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The award-winning, landmark play, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove by Jane Chambers, is the first mainstream play about lesbians. Last Summer at Bluefish Cove focuses on the friendships and journeys of the eight women at Bluefish Cove and was one of the first pieces of theatre to present lesbians as rounded, three-dimensional characters. Chambers' comedic dialogue, sensitivity to human nature, and tender treatment of her characters help the play transcend preconceptions and show the universality of these women's journeys.

Produced Play - Red Speedo

Will a swimmer's Olympic dreams be crushed by a locker room scandle?

Produced Original Play - Tommy on Top

Tommy Miller is in LA for the Academy Awards. He’s been nominated for Best Actor for his role in Splash Mountain, a minor drama starring Adam Driver. He would be a dead cert for winning if it weren’t for the rumors flying around about his sexuality. If the truth comes out, Tommy may not get the chance to lift that Oscar.

Produced Original Play - The Code

It's Hollywood, 1950, and you are cordially invited to join Billy Haines, Henry Willson and Tallulah Bankhead for an evening of cocktails, caviar and all-out-war.

Summer, 1950. Hollywood's first openly gay movie star and celebrity interior designer, Billy Haines, is going to a dinner party at George Cukor’s. He invites a handful of friends to stop off for cocktails beforehand. Tallulah Bankhead, in LA for the weekend, is there with all of the baggage that makes her Tallulah Bankhead. When agent Henry Willson arrives with his newest protégé, Chad Manford, what starts off as a simple request turns into a heated debate on the hypocrisy of what it takes to be a man in the land of make-believe.

With great humor and stinging insight, The Code examines the bigotries, self-deceptions and unspoken codes - still relevant 70 years later - that defined and restrained the golden age of Hollywood.

Live Audience Reading - Tommy On Top

Tommy Miller is in LA for the Academy Awards. He’s been nominated for Best Actor for his role in Splash Mountain, a minor drama starring Adam Driver. He would be a dead cert for winning if it weren’t for the rumors flying around about his sexuality. If the truth comes out, Tommy may not get the chance to lift that Oscar.

Revival Original Musical - Come Out! Come Out! (2022)

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A new musical by Ronnie Larsen, set in 1920s New York. A time when engaging in homosexual activity could get you arrested, beaten, even killed. Despite the dangers, gay men found areas where they could meet for clandestine trysts. Most settled for fleeting physical gratification. But some wanted more. Some longed for affection. Jacob just wanted to be kissed... by another man.  See this high energy, light hearted, yet poignant new musical filled with music from the Roaring 20s and joyous tap dancing. Think Eddie Cantor meets Fred Astaire in Central Park.

"I wrote this piece as a reminder that our newly found rights and freedoms cannot be taken for granted” says author Larsen, “ The things our main character wants is what we all want. He was just way ahead of his time.”

The first production was shut down due to Covid. The revival turned out even better!

Live Audience Reading - A Shonda

Two very different worlds collide in this unlikely romantic drama about two men who fall in love and risk everything.

Produced Original Play - Minnie Behind Bars

America's sweetheart, Miss Bouvèé is caught in scandal when her playboy husband Godfrey Fakenham, maid Ruby Belcher, and daughter Esme Bouvèé all become suspects in the killing of Minnie's lover, Darrell Lee Longstaff. When the star is arrested and questioned, her terrible past rises to the surface. Did she do it? Who else has something to gain from killing Mr. Longstaff, the accomplished penis.. pianist? Detective Goodwood gets to the bottom of it all! 

 

Love. Loss. Hilarity. A screwball musical homage to the film noir films of the 40's, with a touch of Carol Burnett inspired sketch comedy; this murder mystery will have you laughing, singing, and wondering... WHO DONE IT?

The cast consists of many local cabaret artists and active community members. Eric Swanson will star as Miss Bouvèé , longtime Wilton Manors favorite Jennifer McClain as Ruby Belcher , Terry Dyer of Sunserve as Godfrey Fakenham, Steven Edgar Ross-Dybash (The BoyS) as Esme Bouvèé, and his husband Christopher Ross-Dybash as Darrell Lee Longstaff/ Detective Bruce Goodwood. Script by Robert LeLeux.

Editing Original Play - The Devil in Melania

Donald is in a coma with the coronavirus, they say he's brain dead but Melania isn't convinced. It's up to her to pull the plug but even though her life with the Devil has not been easy, she's not sure she can do it alone so she asks the audience to vote and if they vote yes an audience member is invited on stage to help Melania end her husband's life by pulling the plug.

Editing Original Play - If I'm Good

A dark comedy for dark times tells the story of a straight Republican and a gay Democrat who go to war with each other resulting with one in jail and the other in a coffin.

Filmed Original Musical - Come Out! Come Out! (2020)

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A new musical by Ronnie Larsen, set in 1920s New York. A time when engaging in homosexual activity could get you arrested, beaten, even killed. Despite the dangers, gay men found areas where they could meet for clandestine trysts. Most settled for fleeting physical gratification. But some wanted more. Some longed for affection. Jacob just wanted to be kissed... by another man.  See this high energy, light hearted, yet poignant new musical filled with music from the Roaring 20s and joyous tap dancing. Think Eddie Cantor meets Fred Astaire in Central Park.

"I wrote this piece as a reminder that our newly found rights and freedoms cannot be taken for granted” says author Larsen, “ The things our main character wants is what we all want. He was just way ahead of his time.”

Filmed Original Play - 3 Card Stud

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Openly gay Shelly and his openly gay son Michael share an apartment in Wilton Manors and everything is very peaceful until they both fall for the same guy and things get complicated. 3 Card Stud is a joyful reminder that you're never too old or too young to fall in love.

This extremey silly and sexy comedy set in Wilton Manors evolves around 3 aging gay friends who wind up in a complicated love triangle with a very attractive young man. 

Filmed Original Play - An Evening with John Wayne Gacy Jr.

This play explores the deeply disturbing life and mind of serial killer, John Wayne Gacy Jr. In addition to Gacy we meet John’s wife, his Mother, his victims, his prosecutors and his fans. This play is incredibly detailed and gruesome which many audience members may find hard to stomach. 

Meet the original killer clown, John Wayne Gacy Jr.

Step into the mind of John Wayne Gacy Jr.- one of the nation's most notorious serial killers. Throughout the 1970s, the charismatic clown-by-day / killer-by-night lured teenage boys to his home, brutally torturing and murdering them. 

In this dark and disturbing world premiere, the audience will become acquainted with Gacy, his family and victims as he awaits his execution on Death Row and recounts (and reenacts) some of the most disturbing events of  his past as a murderer living a seemingly ordinary life. 

Produced Original Play - Grindr Mom

In an attempt to better understand her openly gay son, a conservative Mormon woman opens her own Grindr account and she winds up learning things she never wanted to know. 

Produced Original Musical - Now & Then

Six actors tell the story of one couple over a lifetime. Daniel and Greg meet in college, they both have dreams of stardom but by middle age Greg has abandoned his dreams to work in a bank while Daniel is still trying to find success which strains their marriage but then in the end they find peace with themselves and with each other. Three actors play Daniel and three actors play Greg. The musical crosscuts the time as we watch them evolve in their relationships to themselves and each other.

Presented One Woman Autobiographical Show - This Is Me

Local cabaret singer Jennifer McClain will debut an autobiographical show with the working title, “This is Me.” For years, McClain, a fervent LGBT ally, has been a fixture on the stages of Wilton Drive bars and other South Florida venues, performing standards from the Great American Songbook, show tunes, pop hits and gay anthems. The show, which will include monologues and musical numbers, will explore the experiences and emotions that shaped the flamboyant performer.

Written & Performed by Jennifer McClain

Directed by Kalen Edean

Musical Direction by Eric Alsford

Presented Tribute - Sondheim Sing-A-Long

Readings

Live Audience Reading of a New Play - Sunshine Quest

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by William Ivor Fowkes

Retired gay men flock to the Sunshine QUEST Club in Fort Lauderdale, FL for dancing, companionship, flirtation, and nonstop fun.

Live Audience Reading of a New Play - Daddy's Awakening

Daddy's Awakening

by David Dillon

A new play by the man who wrote the hilarious play "Party".

Live Audience Reading of a New Play - Like Father, Like Son

Like Father Like Son

by 

Patrick Cuccaro

 

A gay son. An intolerant father. A romantic comedy that could only happen in Wilton Manors.

 

In this funny, poignant comedy we watch a gay son's relationship with his intolerant father crumble as they take a dizzying roller coaster ride across bigotry, ageism, homophobia and unlikely romance. Playwright Patrick Cuccaro has created a new play that takes place in Wilton Manors and affectionately explores the universal hunger that sons must confront for the love and respect of their fathers.

Live Audience Reading of a New Play - Old Tricks

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Two 60 something ex-lovers who broke up years ago during the AIDS crisis, impulsively rendezvous 30 years later at Fire Island’s famed Belvedere Hotel. Madness ensues when they discover that one of their husbands is watching them from a house nearby while the other has checked into the room next door with a mysterious young man. Inspired by Noel Coward’s Private Lives, old tricks prove as potent as new as sexual escapades are exposed, cocktails are thrown, hard truths revealed, and a talent to amuse still reigns supreme. 

We will consider audience reactions and review their written feedback in deciding whether or not to produce the play.

Presented Author's Reading - Letters to a Gay Black Boy

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Letters to a Gay Black Boy takes an in-depth look into the development of Terry DeWayne Dyer and brings it to life. From the first to the last letter, he shares his journey with the world. The struggle with finding ourselves can be daunting and challenging. He gives us an authentic, raw, and emotional look into his life. Motivated by homosexuality, race, family, and love, his first book provides an inspiring conversation with our community.

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