Friday, July 27, 2018

12 - Gay Hot American Summer - GIRL Theatre - Rarig Arena

It's the last day of summer at Camp Butchbark, and this band of rowdy queer counselors enjoys a final day of missing campers, a horrific talent show, and the culmination of some steamy summer romances.

I saw GIRL Theatre’s Broad Sex in the Twin Cities last year (in the what used to be the encore slot) the final night of the Fringe in their venue, since they drew the biggest crowds out to Strike Theater (they also lay claim to being the most reviewed show on the Fringe site last year).

The show was a really nice capper to the 2017 Fringe year for me.  The show was freewheeling, funny and weird, kind of lewd and very sex-positive.  Put young women in charge, you get good entertainment - what a concept, eh?

They appear to be skewing a bit more queer this year as well with another new play, so, all to the good, in my opinion.

Further info they provide says it’s another “a female-centric original comedy, completely produced and created by youth! We are focusing on queer love stories in college, highlighting the nuances and joys of discovering and celebrating our identities.”  It’s “very very very loosely based on the cult classic Wet Hot American Summer. Gay Hot American Summer reminds you of those parent-free days of youth, following a band of counselors as they romp through the Great Minnesota Outdoors. Under the leadership of one very hysteric 19-year-old lesbian, these 6 young counselors navigate love, nature, and runaway children in one final hot summer day.”

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