A wildly funny and heartwarming play that explores various friendships through the lens of sexual tension. On his first night in Chicago, Evan meets a circle of friends who in turn become his closest friends and potential lovers. 

This Joseph Jefferson award nominee for Best New Work is for anyone who's ever fallen in love with a friend. In other words, it's a play for everyone, straights, homosexuals and everyone in between!




Neal Weaver - LA Weekly

This production is performing at: 


Atwater Village Theatre

3269 Casitas Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90039


Map and Directions



Jonas Schwartz - TheatreMania

The Cast

Benjamin Patterson as British Mark

Born in Oakland, California, Benjamin Patterson attended San Diego State University where he was a psychology major. After winning Male Model Of the Year at I.M.T.A. 2000 he moved to L.A.  He has many small theatrical roles and commercials under his belt, as well as roles in numerous movies such as "Something New," "Beauty Shop," "Eve," "Days of Our Lives" and television roles including the LOGO series, "Noah's Arc".



Brian Dare as Evan

Brian was born and raised in Walnut Creek, CA. He has a BA in Theatre Performance with a minor in Musical Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College (NYC). So far this year, Dare has appeared in commercials for Honda, Budweiser, Nestea, and Kmart. Theatre Credits include: The Family Tree (Mark Taper Forum), F***ing Men (Celebration), Oliver Twist (A Noise Within), The Human Comedy (NYC), ComedySportz Improv (NYC). TV: Pretty Little Liars, Anger Management, The Middle. Film: The Extra, Undisconnected, Eden, Lloyd Neck (Official Sundance Selection). Follow him on Twitter: @brian_dare

Butch Klein as Peter

Butch is happy to return to the LA stage after taking a break to give the other kids their turn. Notable performances include: Leads in "5th and Spring", "Labor Pains" and "Tawdry Tales" (all Garland Nominated) and the solo show, "The Weirds" (LA Weekly and Ovation noms.)


David Fraioli as Mark

Celebration Theatre debut. LA theatre: Endgame at Sacred Fools (LA Weekly Theatre Award nominee, Supporting Performance 2012), The Baby Dance at Lounge Theatre. Off Broadway: Trojan Women, Tina Landau dir. Regional: Ariel in The Pillowman, Heisenberg in Copenhagen, Leo in The Vibrator Play. Television: Dexter, House, Criminal Minds; MFA University of Washington. David is a member of VS. Theatre Company.  He is currently working on a solo play based on the journals of the artist David Wojnarowicz.


Kelly Schumann as Tam

Kelly Schumann is proud to be appearing in her sixth show with Celebration Theater.  Her previous credits include Leah in Beautiful Thing, Kimberly in Stupid Kids, Linda in What’s Wrong With Angry? and three of Todd Milliner’s late-night sketch comedy shows, Bar Tricks and Other Human Feats, Five Finger Discount and Kim Jong Fun!  TV credits include The Mentalist, American Horror Story: Asylum, and Kelly is a recurring character on TVLand’s Hot In Cleveland starring Betty White.



Kurt Quinn as Michael

Kurt received a B.A. in acting from The University of Northern Colorado. Kurt also studied commedia dell’arte with John Rudlin at Centre Selavy Mask School in Gros Bout, France and improvisation at both The Bovine Metropolis Theater in Denver and UCB in Los Angeles. Kurt has performed locally at A Noise Within, El Centro, i.O. West, and Coeurage Theatre Co., where he is a member. Kurt writes, produces, and performs with the sketch group "New Feelings Time". More at



Matt Crabtree as Collin

Celebration Theatre debut.  A coincidence that we both turn 31.  Some Theatre: The Santaland Diaries, The Book of Liz (173 performances at The Blank), Epic Proportions (Neo Ensemble), Mommie Queerest, How to Succeed...(Reprise!) and the World Premieres of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Bashful (Walt Disney Concert Hall), Who Lives? (Pico Playhouse), Frank Zappa’s Rock Opera Joe’s Garage (Open Fist), and The Boarding House (Interact).  Some TV: Monday Mornings, Bones, N.C.I.S., Grey’s Anatomy.  Some Film: Jamesy Boy, The 41-Year Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It, Signal, Eugene.  



Production Team

Executive Producers: Michael C. Kricfalusi, Michael O'Hara, Michael Matthews, Michael A. Shepperd and Bruce Zisterer


Producers: Nicholas Caprio, Rebecca Eisenberg, Cameron Faber,  Samantha Kern and Todd Milliner


Associate Producers: Christopher Pearson, Isabella Way, Tracey McAvoy


Playwright: Philip Dawkins


Directed by: Michael Matthews


Associate Directors: Rebecca Eisenberg and Christoper Maikish


Stage Manager: Marcedes Clanton


Assistant Stage Manager: Jill Mayo


Set Designer: Stephen Gifford


Lightning Designers: Tim Swiss and Zack Lapinski


Sound Designer: Rebecca Kessin


Costume Designer: Allison Dillard


Fight Director: Sondra Mayer


Technical Director: Matthew Denman