About In The Closet
The show takes place inside both a literal and metaphorical closet. It opens with three gay men entering the closet for vastly different reasons. Man #1 is struggling with the long-term illness (cancer) of his partner. Man #2 is struggling with aging in a community he’s finding quite superficial. Man #3, a rape victim, was just told by the prosecutor he needs to act more straight on the stand. All three men are soon joined by John, who runs into the closet just after his first gay sexual encounter. The four men explore the varied reasons one might closet oneself in this cross-generational look at being in the closet, leaving the audience to wonder: can any one of them walk out?