Try as you might to avoid it, there comes a time in adulthood when you will absolutely break your parents hearts. For the supportive, rainbow-flag-waving parental unit in the Nicole Pandolfo play I Thought I Liked Girls, that moment comes when their young, single lesbian daughter comes home to tell them that the whole "tipping the velvet life" she had been leading was merely a phase. The plays intentional script-flipping on the traditional coming-out story is totally refreshing, as are other offerings up for view at Girl Play, the Second Annual Lesbian Play Reading Festival, presented by the Womens Theatre Project at the GLCC building (2040 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors). Eight plays under a lesbian theme will be performed each night with a "Best of the Fest" performance closing night. The shows creators pored over 75 submissions, reading them aloud twice before selecting the final 16 to be performed this weekend.
Girl Play starts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday a Foreplay hour starts each day with a meet and greet over the nights signature cocktail the Luscious Lesbian Martini. The readings last about two hours and stick around for an art raffle to benefit the GLCC and the Womens Theatre Project. Admission costs $15 each day. Call 866-811-4111, or visit womenstheatreproject.com.
Fri., June 25, 8 p.m.; Sat., June 26, 8 p.m.; Sun., June 27, 2 p.m., 2010