Michael Mullen’s monologue at the end of the performance was heartfelt and boldly honest, shared in a downstage spotlight which focused attention exactly where it was needed thanks to lighting designer Mary Losurdo. Kudos to director Kristin Towers-Rowles and supporting cast members Gwen Hollander, Corey Rieger and Lisaun Whittingham for sharing songs and stories during this coming-of-age tale. And kudos to Michael Mullen for designing the costumes which perfectly convey each of the characters presented. I especially loved him as Trixie, the wild blonde, during his “Outside, Looking In” scene with Whittingham as Gail, the family confrontation/acceptance scene “Alexis” in which all four performers were featured, and the hot and sexy “Nirvana” role-defining scene between Mullen and Hollander, directed by Towers-Rowles with keen insight into what should be shown onstage in the way of lovemaking.
What I didn't like
There were a few technical difficulties during the first performance which I am sure will be worked out during the rest of the run.
My overall impression
With June being Pride Month, it’s the perfect time for this play about a young man’s struggle to accept himself the way he was born and to live his life to the fullest in the truth that is his.