"Friend Me" featuring the West Coast premiere of "Through A Glass, Darkly", confronts a serious county-wide problem: methamphetamine addiction and the effects it has on users and their immediate circle. Designed to inform, educate and entertain, the production addresses the problem of meth addiction in the gay community.
Act One, "Friend Me", features contemporary music which touches on many of the themes that reappear in Act II's "Through A Glass, Darkly". Among the Act One songs performed by the chorus are Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida,” Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab,” “Song For a Friend” by Jason Mraz, “Stand Up For Love” by Destiny’s Child, and the popular club hit “I Just Wanna Dance” from the controversial “Jerry Springer: The Opera.” “Friend Me” contains strong language and adult subject matter.
Act Two, "Through A Glass, Darkly" explores the widespread problem of meth addiction in the gay community. The three-actor performance piece dramatizes 36 hours in the life of Sebastian, a young Wall Street executive who “hits bottom” because of his chronic use of crystal methamphetamine and how his addiction affects his partner and his circle of friends. Although Sebastian has a long-term partner named Zack, Sebastian’s meth addiction pulls him back into the club scene where he meets young men like Billy, whom he introduces to meth for the first time. After both Zack and Billy face the cold truth that they’ve been lied to and left behind, Sebastian risks losing everything and everyone in his life.
While not all “Through a Glass, Darkly” audience members might personally relate to the story’s portrayal of drug addiction, they are bound to be deeply touched by the production’s universal themes of love, trust, deception, denial, and the healing power of loyal friends.
Gary Holt, Artistic Director
Presenter / Producer: San Diego Gay Men's Chorus
Music > Choral/Choirs
Music > Adult Pop
Event Phone: 877-296-7664
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center’s David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla CA 92037
Performance Dates: 4/9/2011 - 4/10/2011
Saturday, April 9, 8pm
Sunday, April 10, 2pm
Tickets for the Saturday evening performance are $25-$40; tickets for the Sunday matinee performance are $21-$35. Senior, student and military discounts are available.
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