Pride doesn’t have to end this weekend. Keep it going with a bunch of queer-themed shows throughout the festival. Rob Salerno, creator of Fringe satire Fucking Stephen Harper, deals with politics of a different sort in
Raw (from July 6 at the Robert Gill), about a man who believes his pickup knowingly gave him HIV.
Frank Manzo’s With Somebody Who Loves Me (from July 6 at the Factory Mainspace) is subtitled A Gay Dansical, which is “a musical without the cheesy songs,” while JP Larocque’s Gay Nerds (from Wednesday, July 4, at the Factory Mainspace) looks at a trio of geeky pop culture nerds who’d rather watch old episodes of Buffy than deal with their personal lives.
And while it doesn’t address overtly queer material, Mark Shyzer’s multi-character solo show Fishbowl (from Wednesday, July 4, at the Helen Gardiner Phelan) – returning from a successful 2009 production at Buddies – has a clearly gay sensibility.
Jason R. Stroud (left) and Rob Salerno get RAW.