The Kansas City Gay &



A witty , touching tale of love and friendship that forever changed how gays
were portayed on the silver screen

Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning play, LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! -- a perceptive, hilarious look at love and life in the AIDS era -- is so sharply written and bluntly entertaining that it easily overcomes in its stage-to-screen transition by Joe Mantello, who also staged the Broadway production.

Gregory (Stephen Bogardus) is a middle-aged dancer and journal writer who has purchased a beautiful Victorian house in the country. He sees it as a retreat center and spa for his friends over holiday weekends-Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. His lover is Bobby (Justin Kirk), a blind fellow who enjoys gardening.

Their friends include Arthur (John Benjamin Hickey), an accountant, and Perry (Stephen Spinella), a lawyer, who have been a couple for 14 years. John (John Glover), a caustic English composer, brings along Ramon (Randy Becker), a Hispanic dancer whose sexuality sends ripples of sexual excitement and tension through the group. Buzz (Jason Alexander), a musical comedy enthusiast, has to entertain himself until John's twin brother James (also played by Glover) arrives from England. Since he's dying of AIDS and Buzz is HIV positive, they have a lot to teach about love and compassion

Introduced by Ames Hall, author of the script for the Heartland Men's Chorus upcoming concert: "The Pink Carpet: Gays, Lesbians and Hollywood"

Co-Host: To be Announced

108 minutes / Not Rated

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