A full house, ample laughter and tears, standing ovation, and personal sharing by audience members and me happened at PFLAG Sedona & Verde Valley’s presentation of “Growing Up Larry – The Gay Story Line,” the world premiere of my gay-life one-man show, February 9, 2015, at the Church of the Red Rocks, Sedona.
The show illuminated my 71 years of discovery, challenges and triumphs as a gay man in America and Japan. I related my life’s turning-point stories (full of personal revelation and humor), and sang songs that expressed the stories (mainly from Broadway and by the Beatles).
PFLAG Sedona & Verde Valley is a chapter of America’s largest organization of families, friends and allies who are focusing on the support, education and advocacy for LGBTQ persons.
My heartiest thanks go out to my two extraordinary directors, Shondra Jepperson and Dev Ross.