The Matter of Frank Schaefer A World Premiere An original play created by Curio Theatre Company Directed by Gay Carducci
With gay marriage being legal in 32 states plus D.C., how will religious organizations who now deny marriage to same-sex couples respond? Our play,The Matter of Frank Schaefer,witnesses the United Methodist Church grappling with that very question. Based on the unprecedented religious trial of the Reverend Frank Schaefer, Curio's new play is an assemblage of discrimination, defiance, love, family and passionate testimony. Still, countless interviews and research have not yet yielded an ending for the play The Matter of Frank Schaeferas this defiant pastor will have his case taken to the United Methodist's highest court, the Judicial Council. It looks like the Judicial Council will not only decide the fate of The Reverend Frank Schaefer but it will also decide the ending of The Matter of Frank Schaefer.
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Abigail Cohen, Alon Hafri, Amy Bush, Ashley Gilbert, Bianca Fiscella, Bunnie Bryant / Mary Hankins, Carrie Gorn, Dan Hodge, Debbie Schaefer, Eamonn Connor, Ed McClain and Jim Blanton, Frank Schaefer, Gigi McBreen, Gloria Downs, Graham Cunningham, Hal Bitner, Hannah Upp, Jacques-Jean Tiziou, Janet Levy, Joe Alberti, Jon Heacock, Kathleen Driscoll, Kathleen Walker, Kyle Cassidy, Kyle W Harpole, Leonard Kelly, Lesley Berkowitz, Linford Martin, Maggi Mizell, Mario Giorno, Marshall and Martha Ledger, Mary A. Allegra, Mary Baldwin, Mary L. Goldman, Mary ODoherty, Melissa McBain, Nancy Keller, Paul Kuhn, Paul Shuebrook, Rev. Nancy L. Miller, Richard Kirk, Richard Magnet, Robin Foster, Ron Dykes, Shannon McElroy, Sherry Weller, Steve Carpenter, Sue Ramberg, Suzanne Banning Anderson, Tara Haupt, Tyler Wean, Una O'Doherty, William A Loeb and William Ewing.