Sloe Gin Fizz
On a rainy night, two co-workers, Marco and
Christopher, are drawn together out of loneliness. Marco is married to a
Korean woman whom he does not love. Christopher is suffering from a broken
heart after another failed relationship. In the course of one night,
the two men emotionally confront the expectations of a new relationship, the
conflict of conforming to an unfriendly society, the traditional roles
expected of men, and the powerful, consuming feelings of love.
Also available from this Playwright
- David-Matthew Barnes also writes romance/suspense novels and most
screenplays under Dylan Madrid.
- Barnes was a guest on the show "Insight" on Capital Public
Radio (NPR) on 3/22/10 to discuss "Pensacola" and his young adult novel
to the interview! (3/22/10)
Playwright David-Matthew Barnes returns to Sacramento with
'Pensacola' by Marcus Crowder, Sacramento Bee (3/12/10)
Unseen (ASU): Pensacola Staged Reading, Charlotte, NC (5/22/04)
Watch actor Vlad Chebo
from "Sloe Gin Fizz"
audition monologue by Darryl E. Croneon
Heard a portion of this play at an audition where I was the
accompanist. The guy seemed straight to me so you can imagine my surprise
when I heard his monologue and felt him bare his soul as Marcos did. After
the audition I asked the director the name of the play from which the
monologue came. She said she didn't write it down and I thought it was lost
forever. Even after searching on the Internet, nothing. Two months later the
same guy showed up at another audition and gave the same monologue and I was
thrilled to catch the name of the play. And even more thrilled to be able to
experience the entire work and hear the monologue in context. Fate? Hope so.
Would love to play Christopher someday next to my Marco!! Thanks Mr Barnes
for your belief in love.
"Languorous, lusty, and laced with gin,
David-Matthew Barnes' play, Sloe Gin Fizz, charts the inevitable
collision course of two young gay men caught in the muggy heat of
urban America. Barnes' writing does an excellent job of capturing
the mood of the place and he speaks with an intense and earnest
voice about the various pressures and pitfalls of living both in an
out of the proverbial closet." - New Bard Press