Seat Filler: NYC Theater Guide for February 2011

The Advocate’s man on the New York theater scene found time this February to reminisce with Oscar Wilde’s lover, get an enema from Varla Jean Merman, and strap one on for Tennessee Williams.

BY Brandon Voss

March 01 2011 1:30 PM ET

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The Hallway Trilogy X390 (SANDRA COUDERT) | ADVOCATE.COM

The Hallway Trilogy
Adam Rapp’s tragic, transcendent trilogy — Rose, Paraffin, and Nursing — is set in one Lower East Side hallway in 1953, during the 2003 blackout, and in a disease-free 2053, when the tenement’s a museum for illnesses. In Paraffin, Guy Boyd’s aging gay tenant beds a young urban trick played by Stephen Tyrone Williams. And a steamy kiss between Nursing’s Louis Cancelmi and Logan Marshall-Green suggests a sexually fluid future.
Rattlestick Theater, through March 20.

Invasion! X390 (CAROL ROSEGG) | ADVOCATE.COM

Invasion!
Who or what is “Abulkasem,” a seemingly magical name often dropped and repurposed? That’s the question in Swedish playwright-novelist Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s delightful but dizzying comedy, a subversive European hit now getting its U.S. premiere. Portrayed by a fine four-person ensemble, the quirky characters include a gay Lebanese exterminator who, flamboyantly played by Andrew Guilarte, is angered by the U.S. asylum process.
Walkerspace at Soho Rep, through March 13.

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