To my surprise, a dear friend, Tami Pivnick, Dog Eats Hat Productions, made a video of the finale scene and song (“I Am What I Am”) from her front-row seat at “Growing Up Larry – The Gay Story Line,” the world premiere of my gay-life one-man show.
The show was presented by Sedona/Verde Valley PFLAG, February 9, 2015, at the Church of the Red Rocks, Sedona, Arizona.
After saying that my one-man show, “Growing Up Larry – Riding the Roller Coaster” (premiering Oct. 14, 7 pm, Stargate Theatre, West Sedona, 928-203-4499 for tickets) is about my 71-years-long life, I have been asked what are the specific major life issues dramatized.
Accepting my parents’ roles in shaping my life.
Exploring my Jewish roots and path of universal spirituality.
Struggling to come to terms with my gay orientation – romancing, partnering, marrying, and divorcing women and men.
Getting three academic degrees, working three consecutive careers, and retiring twice.
Balancing my American and Japanese cultural sides.
This video of my singing “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” is from the preview performance of “Growing Up Larry – Riding the Roller Coaster,” my one-man show, Sedona, Sept. 30. I learned a lot from this performance and made changes in the script. The “revised” premiere of this show is October 14, 7:00 pm, at Stargate Theatre, 55 Shelby Drive, West Sedona. For tickets, call 928-203-4499. Because of adult content, the show is not suitable for children.