Theater: Icebound on Fire Island

Icebound on Fire Island

Two married couples, linked by kinship and tacitly tolerated adultery, strive to have fun in what is for them a queasy setting: a gay ghetto on Fire Island, near New York City, where one of them inherited a house from a brother who died of AIDS. But they experience the gift as a reproach for past neglect, and with one set of too near neighbors blaring opera while the other revs up show tunes, they feel like interlopers, a misfit minority. This gay-straight conflict, subtly mused on, lifts Terrence McNally's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART beyond tragicomic tone poetry about the lonely...

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