Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party

Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party
by Aaron Loeb

Productions (13)
  • Comedy
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-505-6

Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party
by Aaron Loeb

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Productions (13)
  • Comedy
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Minimal.

Illinois schoolteacher Harmony Green has told her fourth grade class that Menard County's most beloved homegrown hero, Abraham Lincoln, was gay. When Honest Abe is "outed" in a reimagined Christmas pageant, controversy and chaos engulf the town. As the trial of the century begins, big-city reporters and Congressional candidates descend, and family skeletons are forced out of the closet. Top hats and beards abound in this hilarious, poignant, and timely look at prejudice past and present.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Illinois schoolteacher Harmony Green has told her fourth grade class that Menard County's most beloved homegrown hero, Abraham Lincoln, was gay. When Honest Abe is "outed" in a reimagined Christmas pageant, controversy and chaos engulf the town. As the trial of the century begins, big-city reporters and Congressional candidates descend, and family skeletons are forced out of the closet. Top hats and beards abound in this hilarious, poignant, and timely look at prejudice past and present.

  • Comedy
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-505-6

Published Reviews

"An...ambitious mashup of burlesque anarchy, elaborate narrative intrigue, serious sociopolitical themes, and campy dance interludes. [...] It shouldn't hold together. Yet somehow this frequently ingenious, hilarious contraption does."

Variety

"The hit of the International Fringe Festival, this clever and irreverent tuner satirized politics, media, and musical comedy conventions with razor-sharp insight..."

Backstage

"[Five stars.] What sounds like a wacky romp turns out to be both riotously irreverent and intermittently historical, yet anything but fluffy."

Time Out New York

"Identity politics and wild comedy collide with exciting results in Aaron Loeb's crazy quilt of a play."

Backstage

"Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party knocks it out of the park. ...There aren't enough words in this review to describe how much I recommend it."

NYTheatre.com

"Fantastic production... a hugely entertaining show."

San Francisco Examiner

"One of the most provocative and interesting plays this year."

Talkin' Broadway

"It's hip and fun and pertinent to today. And like all politics, it's a delicious story about betrayal and revenge."

ForAllEvents.com

Production History

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Location
FEB 12, 2016 - FEB 28, 2016
Rockfire Theatre
New Orleans, LA United States
Rockfire Theatre New Orleans, LA United States
OCT 15, 2015 - OCT 25, 2015
Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, CA United States
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA United States
FEB 20, 2015 - FEB 28, 2015
Gilda Shedstecker Presents!
Canton, OH United States
Gilda Shedstecker Presents! Canton, OH United States
MAR 15, 2013 - MAR 17, 2013
Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, ME United States
Maine Maritime Academy Castine, ME United States
DEC 06, 2012 - DEC 22, 2012
Theatre Downtown
Birmingham, AL United States
Theatre Downtown Birmingham, AL United States
OCT 13, 2012 - OCT 14, 2012
Bradley University Theatre
Peoria, IL United States
Bradley University Theatre Peoria, IL United States
AUG 16, 2012 - AUG 25, 2012
Queen City Theatre Company
Charlotte, NC United States
Queen City Theatre Company Charlotte, NC United States
NOV 26, 2011 - DEC 23, 2011
Know Theatre Of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH United States
Know Theatre Of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH United States
OCT 21, 2011 - OCT 23, 2011
The University Players
Bloomington, IN United States
The University Players Bloomington, IN United States
JUN 03, 2011 - JUN 25, 2011
Level Ground Arts
Dallas, TX United States
Level Ground Arts Dallas, TX United States
JUL 27, 2010 - SEP 05, 2010
Theatre Row
New York, NY United States
Theatre Row New York, NY United States
AUG 14, 2009 - AUG 30, 2009
FringeNYC
New York, NY United States
FringeNYC New York, NY United States
DEC 13, 2008 - JAN 17, 2009
SF Playhouse
San Francisco, CA United States
SF Playhouse San Francisco, CA United States
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Production Group
Location
FEB 12, 2016 - FEB 28, 2016
Rockfire Theatre
New Orleans, LA United States
Rockfire Theatre New Orleans, LA United States
NOV 26, 2011 - DEC 23, 2011
Know Theatre Of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH United States
Know Theatre Of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH United States
JUL 27, 2010 - SEP 05, 2010
Theatre Row
New York, NY United States
Theatre Row New York, NY United States
AUG 14, 2009 - AUG 30, 2009
FringeNYC
New York, NY United States
FringeNYC New York, NY United States
DEC 13, 2008 - JAN 17, 2009
SF Playhouse
San Francisco, CA United States
SF Playhouse San Francisco, CA United States

Awards (2)

Backstage Best of Theatre 2009

"Outstanding Play," NY International Fringe Festival