Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica will present Fatelink Productionsí The Sermons of John Bradley at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 10th and 11th.
The performance, a ìceremony of loss and reclamation,î is written and performed by Hunter Lee Hughes and features Camille Carida and Gavyn Michaels.
Highways Performance Space is at 1651 18th St., in Santa Monica. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for members, students and seniors. To purchase tickets online, www.highwaysperformance.org/, or (310) 315-1459 for show information and reservations.
In the performance, Shaman, played by Carida, leads a rite of passage for the audience by calling them to witness the ìego deflationsî of John Bradley, played by Hughes, as he seeks to change the dynamics of his private life through the power of persuasion in his public performances, a Highways spokesperson said.
Shaman uses the unseen world to reveal John Bradley as he uses a university debate on gay marriage, a forum on crystal meth addiction and a performance art piece to win relationships, status and revenge, the Highways spokesperson said.
The Sermons of John Bradley looks to explore whether narcissism goes hand in hand with the gay experience, or whether gay people must heal from the wounds of narcissistic parents who expected their child to conform to traditional gender roles, according to Hughes. It also questions whether public performance is a legitimate avenue to heal narcissistic wounds or a further indulgence of them.
Hughes has appeared in a number of Los Angeles stage productions, including Gay Times Requiem, Little Armenia, In-Betweens, and his one-man show Fate of the Monarchs. Hughesí writing credits include Hallmark Channelís On Common Grounds and poetry which has been published at PoeticDiversity.com and featured in the documentary Graffiti Verite 7. He also starred opposite Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley in Tweakers, directed by Jimmy Palmieri.